binary file compare...

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Sat Apr 18 02:27:12 CEST 2009

In message <mailman.3934.1239821812.11746.python-list at>, Nigel 
Rantor wrote:

> Adam Olsen wrote:
>> The chance of *accidentally* producing a collision, although
>> technically possible, is so extraordinarily rare that it's completely
>> overshadowed by the risk of a hardware or software failure producing
>> an incorrect result.
> Not when you're using them to compare lots of files.
> Trust me. Been there, done that, got the t-shirt.

Not with any cryptographically-strong hash, you haven't.

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