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Sergey Aleynikov
November 23, 2021 18:34
Re: Pre-RFC: support https out-of-the-box
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вт, 23 нояб. 2021 г. в 20:55, Neil Bowers <>:
> One approach is to bundle Net::SSLeay and IO::Socket::SSL, but I don't know if that's the best / right solution?
> One problem with bundling these modules is that we are then committed to ensuring that they work on all supported platforms / configurations. Is it ok to support https out-of-the-box on some supported platforms but not all of them? I think so.

There exists (at least) one huge gotcha. openssl major api bump &
rolling distros like arch/void. There will be situations when the
distro already has an api-incompatible library, but even bleadperl
still doesn't have an updated bindings, not starting to speak about
x-1 release. So for a successful experience, both in-core tests and
http layer over it should be ready for a complete compilation failures
and subsequent module absence.

I'd say that it should be it's own separate level of guarantees for
those modules and their availability despite being bundled with core.

Best regards,
Sergey Aleynikov

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