Does hashlib support a file mode?

Andrew Berg bahamutzero8825 at
Wed Jul 6 20:42:12 CEST 2011

On 2011.07.06 12:38 PM, Phlip wrote:
> Python sucks. m = md5() looks like an initial assignment, not a
> special magic storage mode. Principle of least surprise fail, and
> principle of most helpful default behavior fail.
func() = whatever the function returns
func = the function object itself (in Python, everything's an object)

Maybe you have Python confused with another language (I don't know what
exactly you mean by initial assignment). Typically one does not need
more than one name for a function/method. When a function/method is
defined, it gets created as a function object and occupies the namespace
in which it's defined.

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