Author christian.heimes
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Date 2012-06-27.21:11:25
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IMHO it's all about managing expectations. As libuuid is using a crypto RNG before it falls back to a less suitable RNG. We should follow this example. I couldn't find any information about the implementation details of Window's UuidCreate().

I agree that we can disagree on my reasoning. However the usage of random.random() and random.randint() in uuid is flawed for a second reason. The default instance random._inst doesn't compensate for fork(). After fork() the two processes share the same random state and thus will create the same uuids. For example tempfile._RandomNameSequence re-creates the RNG when it notices a different PID.
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