Author rhettinger
Recipients mark.dickinson, pitrou, rhettinger, serhiy.storchaka, steven.daprano, vstinner
Date 2020-04-14.20:03:51
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+0 for having getrandbits(0) return 0.  Conceptually, it is reasonable.  Practically, it is a bit inconvenient because the ValueError may have to be moved upstream to the _randbelow() methods.

-1 for getrandbytes().  That is feature creep and no user has requested it.  Also, the name leads to a confusing API with getrandbits() returning arbitrary sized python ints and getrandbytes() returning bytes.  Lastly, it mostly duplicates functionality already supplied by secrets.token_bytes().  If you really want this, open another tracker issue and don't derail the issue at hand.
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