Author dstufft
Recipients Theodore Tso, dstufft, larry, vstinner
Date 2016-06-08.22:58:18
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I think a new function is a bad idea TBH, os.urandom provides 99% of the right interface on Linux, and 100% of the right interface on other OSes and there is a lot of code out there using os.urandom for it's security properties, and a lot of people educating users to use os.urandom for security sensitive tasks.

All of a sudden going, "wait! You actually want Y" is not going to make anything more clear, especially since the difference in behavior only matters in an edge case.
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