[Python-Dev] RFC: Backport ssl.MemoryBIO and ssl.SSLObject to Python 2.7

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Jun 2 16:29:57 EDT 2017

On 6/2/2017 12:21 PM, Barry Warsaw wrote:
> On Jun 03, 2017, at 02:10 AM, Nick Coghlan wrote:

>> The benefit of making any backport a private API is that it would mean
>> we weren't committing to support that API for general use: it would be
>> supported *solely* for the use case discussed in the PEP (i.e. helping
>> to advance the development of PEP 543 without breaking pip
>> bootstrapping in the process).
> That sounds like a good compromise.  My own major objection was in exposing a
> new public API in Python 2.7, which would clearly be a new feature.

Which would likely be seen by someone as justifying other requests to 
add to 2.7 'just this one more essential new feature' ;-).

Terry Jan Reedy

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