[Python-ideas] Globally configurable random number generation

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Mon Sep 14 16:57:47 CEST 2015

On September 14, 2015 at 10:50:46 AM, Stefan Krah (skrah at bytereef.org) wrote:
> > The sentiments in the original thread (which has now been renamed 
> two
> times), seem to have been lost:

I've actually talked to Theo and I believe he's read my summary of his proposal
and he didin't mention anything amiss. He did mention that he wasn't aware of
the number of APIs that we had in random.py that built ontop of the RNG.

As far as I can tell from talking to him, he focused on that particular thing
because he became aware of the issue via the recent issue with getentropy on
Solaris, and I believe he assumed that our APIs were similar to C in what we

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