Author martin.panter
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Date 2016-10-21.00:51:29
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I just got this failure again today. I think I have seen it once or twice before. Is the failure actually indicating a problem with Python, or is the test just too strict?

It seems that it may be like a test ensuring that a random.randint(1, 100) is never equal to 81: the probability of it failing is low, but not close enough to zero to rely on it never failing. On the other hand, a test ensuring that a 512-bit cryptographic hash doesn’t collide might be valid because the probability is low enough.
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