Author lemburg
Recipients Arach, Arfrever, Huzaifa.Sidhpurwala, Jim.Jewett, Mark.Shannon, PaulMcMillan, Zhiping.Deng, alex, barry, benjamin.peterson, christian.heimes, dmalcolm, eric.araujo, eric.snow, fx5, georg.brandl, grahamd, gregory.p.smith, gvanrossum, gz, jcea, lemburg, mark.dickinson, neologix, pitrou, skrah, terry.reedy, tim.peters, v+python, vstinner, zbysz
Date 2012-01-18.18:59:56
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STINNER Victor wrote:
> Patch version 7:
>  - Make PyOS_URandom() private (renamed to _PyOS_URandom)
>  - os.urandom() releases the GIL for I/O operation for its implementation reading /dev/urandom
>  - move _Py_unicode_hash_secret_t documentation into unicode_hash()
> I moved also fixes for tests in a separated patch: random_fix-tests.patch.

Don't you think that the number of corrections you have to apply in order
to get the tests working again shows how much impact such a change would
have in real-world applications ?

Perhaps we should start to think about a compromise: make both the
collision counting and the hash seeding optional and let the user
decide which option is best.

BTW: The patch still includes the unnecessary _Py_unicode_hash_secret.suffix
which needlessly complicates the code and doesn't any additional
protection against hash value collisions.
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