rotor alternative?

Bengt Richter bokr at oz.net
Thu Nov 20 19:25:29 CET 2003


On 18 Nov 2003 11:05:04 -0800, Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> wrote:

>Robin Becker <robin at jessikat.fsnet.co.uk> writes:
>> It seems that the rotor module is being deprecated in 2.3, but there
>> doesn't seem to be an obvious alternative. I'm using it just for
>> obfuscation. It seems we have ssl available in 2.3 for sockets, but
>> there seems no obvious way to use that from python code.
>> 
>> Is an alternative to rotor planned? 
>
>Yes, Python should get some real encryption functions sooner or later.
>Meanwhile here's something you can use:
>
>  http://www.nightsong.com/phr/crypto/p3.py

Just noticed your using time.time.

I believe clock has more bits than time, at least on windows:

 >>> from time import time,clock
 >>> min([abs(time()-time()) for i in xrange(1000)])
 0.0
 >>> min([abs(time()-time()) for i in xrange(1000)])
 0.0
 >>> min([abs(clock()-clock()) for i in xrange(1000)])
 5.8666657726975935e-006
 >>> min([abs(clock()-clock()) for i in xrange(1000)])
 5.866665771847579e-006
 >>> min([abs(clock()-clock()) for i in xrange(1000)])
 5.866665771847579e-006

I don't know if it's worth anything, but the change would be easy ;-)

Regards,
Bengt Richter




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