Author gvanrossum
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Date 2012-01-18.19:08:19
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On Wed, Jan 18, 2012 at 10:59 AM, Marc-Andre Lemburg <
> wrote:

> Marc-Andre Lemburg <> added the comment:
> 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.

I like this, esp. if for old releases the collision counting is on by
default and the hash seeding is off by default, while in 3.3 both should be
on by default. Different env vars or flags should be used to enable/disable

> 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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