Checksum routine - new to Python

Peter Schneider-Kamp petersc at stud.ntnu.no
Sat May 20 09:03:26 CEST 2000


Guido van Rossum wrote:
> 
> Note that this is the same crc32 algorithm as the one in zlib!  (Dunno
> about which is faster, but I wouldn't be surprised if they both derive
> from the same code as well.)

Excuse me, but how can you be sure it is the same algorithm?
As far as I can read the sources to zlibmodule.c it uses the
function crc32 defined in zlib.h of the underlying platform.

Now I would almost dare to bet that any sane system uses the
standard algorithm in its zlib, but who can tell?

gotten-careful-about-inheriting-from-platform-behaviour-ly y'rs

P.S.: Just being curious: Is there a problem with my arraymodule
      patches for index,count,remove and pop?
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