Does shuffle() produce uniform result ?

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Thu Sep 6 07:38:08 CEST 2007

On Tue, 04 Sep 2007 22:01:47 -0700, Paul Rubin wrote:

> OK.  /dev/random vs /dev/urandom is a perennial topic in sci.crypt and
> there are endless long threads about it there, so I tried to give you
> the short version, but will give a somewhat longer version here.

Thank you. Your points are taken, in particular:

> 4) The man page is fairly seriously bogus because it doesn't explain
>    the real situation with either /dev/urandom or /dev/random.


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