[Python-ideas] Should our default random number generator be secure?
donald at stufft.io
Wed Sep 9 19:43:53 CEST 2015
On September 9, 2015 at 1:28:46 PM, Tim Peters (tim.peters at gmail.com) wrote:
> > I read Guido's message as specifically asking about Theo's
> worded recommendation of [Python switching to] the OpenBSD
> version of
> arc4random()" as its default generator. In which, case, yes,
> when that
> specific implementation falls out of favor, Python would need
arc4random changes as the underlying implementation changes too, the name is a
historical accident really. arc4random no longer uses arc4 it uses chacha, and
when/if chacha needs to be replaced, arc4random will still be the name.
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