[Python-Dev] SSL support in _socket

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Mon, 18 Feb 2002 12:53:35 +0100

Jack Jansen wrote:
> On Monday, February 18, 2002, at 06:19 , Tim Peters wrote:
> > I don't know.  I really don't have time to try and understand this,
> > but I
> > can tell you I spent a lot of time staring at the code just trying to
> > fix
> > the part that didn't work, and it was slow and painful going.  Without
> > deep
> > understanding, I can only repeat that all this machinery *seems* to be
> > overkill in this specific case; and since there is no other case in the
> > Python core, a mass of overly general machinery in the Python core
> > seems out
> > of place.
> Well... The MacOS toolbox modules have a similar requirement (but
> currently implemented in a different way, see pymactoolboxglue.c if
> you're interested in the gory details) and various extension packages
> (such as Numeric) also have their own implementation of something
> similar.
> And there's packages like VTK which currently do hard cross-dll linking
> which could benefit from such a scheme.
> Maybe someone should try and come up with a list of requirements for
> inter-extension-module communication and PEP it?

Good idea. I can have a go at this next weekend.

Marc-Andre Lemburg
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