Does hashlib support a file mode?

Phlip phlip2005 at
Wed Jul 6 21:07:56 CEST 2011

On Jul 6, 11:42 am, Andrew Berg <bahamutzero8... at> wrote:
> 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.

If I call m = md5() twice, I expect two objects.

I am now aware that Python bends the definition of "call" based on
where the line occurs. Principle of least surprise.

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