[Python-ideas] Pre-PEP Adding A Secrets Module To The Standard Library
tim.peters at gmail.com
Sun Sep 20 02:19:27 CEST 2015
>> Token functions
>> another name for os.urandom()
>> same, but return string of ASCII hex digits
>> same, but return URL-safe base64-encoded ASCII
>> .token_alpha(alphabet, nchars)
>> string of `nchars` characters drawn uniformly
>> from `alphabet`
[Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com>]
> token_bytes "obviously" should return a bytes,
Which os.urandom() does in Python 3. I'm not writing docs, just
suggesting the functions.
> and token_alpha equally obviously should be returning a str.
Which part of "string" doesn't suggest "str"?
> (Or maybe it should return the same type as alphabet, which
> could be either?)
>: What about the other two?
Which part of "ASCII" is ambiguous?
> Also, if you ask for 4 bytes from token_hex, do you get 4 hex
> digits or 8 (four bytes of entropy)?
And which part of "same"? ;-)
Bikeshed away.; I'm outta this now ;-)
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