cryptography default_backend is "hazmat"?

Ian Pilcher arequipeno at
Sat Mar 18 17:58:53 EDT 2017

Yet another newbie question/observation ...

So every example I can find of using python-cryptography includes a
call to cryptography.hazmat.backends.default_backend().  Of course, the
documentation at

   ! Danger

   This is a “Hazardous Materials” module. You should ONLY use it if
   you’re 100% absolutely sure that you know what you’re doing because
   this module is full of land mines, dragons, and dinosaurs with laser

Anyone else see a conflict here?

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