Problem when applying Patch from issue1424152 to get https over authenticating proxies working with urllib2 in Python 2.5

Mark Lawrence breamoreboy at
Tue Dec 10 15:54:35 CET 2013

On 10/12/2013 14:14, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 1:06 AM, Mark Lawrence <breamoreboy at> wrote:
>> On 10/12/2013 13:47, Chris Angelico wrote:
>>> On Wed, Dec 11, 2013 at 12:35 AM,  <harish.barvekar at> wrote:
>>>> Is this issue fixed. I am also facing the same issue of tunneling in
>>>> https request. Please suggest how to proceed further
>>> You're responding to something from 2009. It's highly likely things
>>> have changed.
>> Says who?  Sadly IMHO this has been one of the worst aspects of Python
>> development.  I've seen 10 year old bugs happily sitting on the bug tracker.
>> Thankfully that is slowly changing.  The core mentorship program is helping,
>> plus the gradual reduction in the number of versions that need supporting as
>> 2.6 is now out of support and we move towards 3.4.  However there are still
>> 4275 open issues on the bug tracker. Anyone up to help out, the pay and
>> perks are really good? :)
> There've been two minor versions since the version cited in the post
> (2.5), not counting Python 3 at all. It's definitely worth rechecking
> on 2.7 or 3.3, to see if the same still occurs. (Or, of course, to
> read the tracker issue, which in this case was known and needn't be
> searched for, a fact that I missed noticing when I went reading.) Yes,
> four years' worth of bug fixes does make it at least somewhat likely
> that something's changed.
> ChrisA

How many minor versions since this was created on 2002-01-16 at 04:56  ?  The issue originally referenced 
is closed, this is still open.  Age on the bug tracker is no guarantee 
of anything, except that the issue exists.

My fellow Pythonistas, ask not what our language can do for you, ask 
what you can do for our language.

Mark Lawrence

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