[Python-Dev] Network Security Backport Status

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Tue Jul 1 22:59:00 CEST 2014

I have to agree with Antoine -- I don't think there's a shortcut that
avoids *someone* actually having to understand the code to the point of
being able to recreate the same behavior in the different context (pun not
intended) of Python 2.

On Tue, Jul 1, 2014 at 1:54 PM, Antoine Pitrou <antoine at python.org> wrote:

> Le 01/07/2014 14:26, Alex Gaynor a écrit :
>> I can do all the work of reviewing each commit, but I need some help from
>> a
>> mercurial expert to automate the cherry-picking/rebasing of every single
>> commit.
>> What do folks think? Does this approach make sense? Anyone willing to
>> help with
>> the mercurial scripting?
> I don't think this makes much sense; Mercurial won't be smarter than you
> are. I think you'd have a better chance of succeeding by backporting one
> feature at a time. IMO, you'd first want to backport the _SSLContext base
> class and SSLContext.wrap_socket(). The latter *will* require some manual
> coding to adapt to 2.7's different SSLSocket implementation, not just
> applying patch hunks around.
> Regards
> Antoine.
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