[Python-ideas] Python's Source of Randomness and the random.py module Redux

Alexander Walters tritium-list at sdamon.com
Fri Sep 11 00:47:56 CEST 2015

On 9/10/2015 07:40, Donald Stufft wrote:

> What harm is there in making people explicitly choose between deterministic
> randomness and secure randomness? Is your use case so much better than theirs
> that you thing you deserve to type a few characters less to the detriment of
> people who don't know any better?
API Breakage.  This is not worth the break in backwards compatibility.  
My use case is using the API that has been available for... 20 years?  
And for what benefit?  None, and it can be argued that it would do the 
opposite of what is intended (false sense of security and all).

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