R.Brodie at rl.ac.uk
Wed Jul 1 10:43:40 CEST 2009
"Joachim Strömbergson" <Joachim at Strombergson.com> wrote in message
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> Even so, choosing md5 in 2009 for something that (hopefully) will be
> used in years is a bad design decision. It creates a dependency for to
> an algorithm that all sensible recommendations point you to move away
Why not write the field as algorithm:value?
Installers can fallback to using hashlib.new(), so you can plug in a new
algorithm without changing the PEP or the installer code.
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