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Author gregory.p.smith
Recipients SilentGhost, christian.heimes, gregory.p.smith, martin.panter, palaviv, rhettinger, terry.reedy, vstinner
Date 2016-08-18.18:36:24
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There are so many existing tools that already do this I don't really see why Python needs to become yet another one.  What is the value in doing this?

Just use the openssl command.  "openssl sha256 myfile"  Or any of the md5sum, sha1sum and other plethora of commands people also have installed.

Overall the change looks pretty good (i left a couple comments on the patch), i'm not going to object to it going in.  But I don't know why we're bothering.
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