Author lemburg
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Date 2012-01-11.17:38:09
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Mark Dickinson wrote:
> Mark Dickinson <> added the comment:
> [Antoine]
>> Also, how about false positives? Having legitimate programs break
>> because of legitimate data would be a disaster.
> This worries me, too.
> [MAL]
>> Yes, which is why the patch should be disabled by default (using
>> an env var) in dot-releases.
> Are you proposing having it enabled by default in Python 3.3?

Possibly, yes. Depends on whether anyone comes up with a problem in
the alpha, beta, RC release cycle.

It would be great to have the universal hash method approach for
Python 3.3. That way Python could self-heal itself in case it
finds too many collisions. My guess is that it's still better
to raise an exception, though, since it would uncover either
attacks or programming errors.
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