[Python-Dev] PYTHONHTTPSVERIFY env var

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue May 12 12:56:56 CEST 2015

On 12.05.2015 12:04, Donald Stufft wrote:
>> On May 12, 2015, at 3:57 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
>> In a user based installation (which most applications shipping
>> their own Python installation are), you can always do this
>> provided you can gain the application user permissions.
> Of course, if the application is shipping it’s own Python then
> it has to actually do something to update to 2.7.9 and it can
> add it’s own option to disable TLS verification. I personally
> think that the application providing that option is the *right* way
> and all these other things are, at best, just temporary shims until
> the applications do that.

I still believe that requiring to monkeypatch Python is a very poor
approach in terms of quality software design. We can do better and
we should.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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