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

Jeremy Sanders jeremy at jeremysanders.net
Tue Sep 15 16:02:43 CEST 2015

M.-A. Lemburg wrote:

> If you can come up with a crypto RNG that allows repeating the
> results, I think you'd have us all convinced, otherwise it
> doesn't really make sense to compare apples and oranges,
> and insisting that orange juice is better for you than
> apple juice ;-)

According to

This chacha20 implementation is seedable and should be reproducible:

...though I am concerned about the k-dimensional equidistribution as a 
scientist, and also that if the random number generator is changed without 
the interface changing, then it may screw up tests and existing codes which 
rely on a particular sequence of random numbers.


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