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

Nathaniel Smith njs at pobox.com
Fri Jun 2 18:21:53 EDT 2017

On Fri, Jun 2, 2017 at 1:29 PM, Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> 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' ;-).

Whatever the eventual outcome, I don't think there's any danger
someone will read this thread and think "wow, it's so easy to get new
features into 2.7".


Nathaniel J. Smith -- https://vorpus.org

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