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

Sturla Molden sturla.molden at gmail.com
Mon Sep 14 21:07:40 CEST 2015

On 14/09/15 19:15, M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> I am well aware that MT doesn't satisfy all empirical tests
> and also that it is not a CSPRNG

> However, it has been extensively studied and it is proven to be
> equidistributed which is a key property needed for it to be used as
> basis for other derived probability distributions (as it done by the
> random module).

And with this criterion, only MT and certain PCG generators are 
acceptable. Those are (to my knowledge) the only ones with proven 


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