[Python-ideas] Should our default random number generator be secure?

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Wed Sep 9 20:31:49 CEST 2015

[random832 at fastmail.us]
> I don't see the issue with Python providing its own implementation. If
> the state of the art changes,

It will.  Over & over again.  That's why it's called "art" ;-)

> we can have another discussion then.

Also over & over again.  If you volunteer to own responsibility for
updating all versions of Python each time it changes (in a crypto
context, an advance in the state of the art implies the prior state
becomes "a bug"), and post a performance bond sufficient to pay
someone else to do it if you vanish, then a major pragmatic objection
would go away ;-)

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