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

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Tue Sep 15 12:14:35 CEST 2015

On 15 September 2015 at 18:58, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> How bad is it, really, to tell everyone "use random.SystemRandom for
> anything sensitive", and leave it at that?

That's the status quo, and has been for a long time. If it was ever
going to work in terms of discouraging folks from use the module level
functions for security sensitive tasks, it would have worked by now.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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