Cryptographically random numbers

Paul Rubin http
Wed Mar 8 02:30:22 CET 2006

Tim Hochberg <tim.hochberg at> writes:
> > is fast, but if a is aliased, Python can't do the optimization, so

> Is this really true? After the first time through the loop, 'a' won't
> be aliased any more since strings are immutable. 

Hmm, ok, there was some previous discussion of this problem and I
guess I mis-remembered it.  Thanks.  I think there is still a fairly
natural case where the optimization doesn't work.  Anyone know?

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