[Python-Dev] PEP 476: Enabling certificate validation by default!

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Sep 1 02:06:59 CEST 2014

On 1 Sep 2014 08:15, "Donald Stufft" <donald at stufft.io> wrote:
>> On Aug 31, 2014, at 5:43 PM, Christian Heimes <christian at python.org>
>> Companies could install them in a system global directory on their
>> servers. Users could put them in their own user site directory and even
>> each virtual env can have one sslcustomize of its own. It's fully
>> backward compatible, doesn't add any flags and developers have the full
>> power of Python for configuration and customization.
> This may be a dumb question, but why can’t sitecustomize do this already?

It can. The advantage of a separate file is that it won't conflict with
existing sitecustomize modules, so (for example) redistributors can add a
default sslcustomize, and you can add one to your virtual environments that
are integrated with the system Python environment without needing to worry
about whether or not there's a global sitecustomize (you'd only have
trouble if there was a global sslcustomize).


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> Donald Stufft
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