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

random832 at fastmail.us random832 at fastmail.us
Thu Sep 10 15:02:43 CEST 2015

On Wed, Sep 9, 2015, at 19:23, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Another property that's important for some applications is
> to be able to efficiently "jump ahead" some number of steps
> in the sequence, to produce multiple independent streams of
> numbers. It would be good to know if that is possible with
> arc4random.

Being able to produce multiple independent streams of numbers is the
important feature. Doing it by "jumping ahead" seems less so. And the
need for doing it "efficiently" isn't as clear either - how many streams
do you need?

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