Commit 0deabd40 authored by Jeremy Kerr's avatar Jeremy Kerr
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Add HashField.construct() method

To construct a new hash object for the given algorithm. While we're at
it, clean up the hashlib-wrapping code.

Signed-off-by: default avatarJeremy Kerr <>
parent 7cc12f61
......@@ -176,19 +176,19 @@ class HashField(models.CharField):
self.algorithm = algorithm
import hashlib
self.hashlib = True
def _construct(string = ''):
return, string)
self.construct = _construct
self.n_bytes = len(
except ImportError:
self.hashlib = False
if algorithm == 'sha1':
import sha
hash_constructor =
elif algorithm == 'md5':
import md5
hash_constructor =
modules = { 'sha1': 'sha', 'md5': 'md5'}
if algorithm not in modules.keys():
raise NameError("Unknown algorithm '%s'" % algorithm)
self.n_bytes = len(hash_constructor().hexdigest())
self.construct = __import__(modules[algorithm]).new
self.n_bytes = len(self.construct().hexdigest())
kwargs['max_length'] = self.n_bytes
super(HashField, self).__init__(*args, **kwargs)
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