[Python-ideas] Globally configurable random number generation

Stefan Krah skrah at bytereef.org
Mon Sep 14 17:16:04 CEST 2015

Donald Stufft <donald at ...> writes:

> On September 14, 2015 at 10:50:46 AM, Stefan Krah (skrah at ...) 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
> 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
> provided.

That addresses pretty little of what I wrote, and I'd prefer to
hear anything directly from him.  Your summaries have a tendency
to be highly biased.

Stefan Krah

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