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

Donald Stufft donald at stufft.io
Fri Jun 9 12:35:56 EDT 2017

> On Jun 9, 2017, at 6:43 AM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> OTOH, if the aim is to make the change now, so it gets into Ubuntu
> 18.04, with a view to projects only starting to fully rely on it in
> mid-to-late 2018 or so? That timeline might actually work, and this
> approach has the benefit of actually making the Py2 SSL stack easier
> to maintain between now and 2020.

Cory can correct me if I’m wrong, but yea that’s the general idea here.

We need a tree, and the best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, but the second best time to plant a tree is today ;)

I don’t think anyone is going to immediately start depending on a hypothetical 2.7.14 with MemoryBio support, but getting it out now means that Cory can start working on PEP 543 as part of a longer term effort for requests as well as starting to work on async-ifying requests. Neither of those efforts are going to be quick or simple tasks, so the work to make them possible can happen while we wait for adoption to naturally grow on 2.7.14.

Donald Stufft

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