md5 consistent across platforms/Python versions?
skip at pobox.com
Tue Jul 15 17:14:25 CEST 2003
Gary> Can someone tell me whether an MD5 hash using Python's MD5 library
Gary> IS guaranteed to return the same results for the same input
Gary> string, across platforms and Python versions?
Yes, it is. MD5 is inherently platform- and language-independent. The
test_md5.py script in the Python distribution uses the same test inputs as
found in RFC 1321 and produces the same output as the C reference
implementation contained in the RFC.
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