Author Jim.Jewett
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Date 2012-01-25.19:04:24
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On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 1:05 PM,  Antoine Pitrou <>
added the comment:

> It looks like that approach will break any non-builtin type (in either C
> or Python) which can compare equal to bytes or str objects. If that's
> the case, then I think the likelihood of acceptance is close to zero.

(1)  Isn't that true of *any* patch that changes hashing?  (Thus the
PYTHONHASHSEED=0 escape hatch.)

(2)  I think it would still work for the lookdict_string (or
lookdict_unicode) case ... which is the normal case, and also where
most vulnerabilities should appear.

(3)  If the alternate hash is needed for non-string keys, there is no
perfect resolution, but I suppose you could get closer with

    if obj == str(obj):
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