difference between random module in python 2.6 and 3.2?
mcepl at redhat.com
Mon Feb 6 23:06:04 CET 2012
On 6.2.2012 20:26, Tim Chase wrote:
> In an ideal world, the code wouldn't have broken backwards compat.
> However, given the conditions, if Matej is willing to forgo bug-fixes,
> it's a reasonable solution. The alternate might be to try moving the
> recent/fixed version into the old project and updating tests/data to
> work with it. I have some 2.4 production code in which I've pulled 2.6's
> zipfile module in to give access to the iterator access (rather than the
> .read() method which tries to read in umpteen gigs of data that I just
> want to spool out to a file on disk).
Given I really don't care that much about distribution of my choice,
def _choice(self, seq):
"""Choose a random element from a non-empty sequence.
Embedding random.choice from 2.6 in order to get an uniform
results between 2.6 and 3.2, where random module has been
changed because of http://bugs.python.org/issue9025.
See also http://groups.google.com/group/comp.lang.python\
Raises IndexError if seq is empty
return seq[int(random.random() * len(seq))]
doesn't seem like something so terrible (and maintenance intense). :)
Thanks for the help though
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