MD5 module Pythonicity

Paul Rubin http
Sat Oct 15 09:43:05 CEST 2005

Leandro Lameiro <lameiro at> writes:
> Maybe I've got a distorted impression about the importance of this. As
> I'm not an experienced programmer, I'd probably trust more in your
> impressions than mine. :)

Good call. :)

> I mean, if we all agreed that it is a common thing, a patch for this
> would probably be accepted, or even if it was an agreed common thing,
> it would still be a bad idea because it would bloat the API?

If it's very common, the extra interface might make some sense.  If
it's uncommon, leave it to the calling program.  Think of a built-in
function that computes sin(sqrt(x)).  Same idea.

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