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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
November 23, 2021 18:38
Re: Pre-RFC: support https out-of-the-box
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On Tue, 23 Nov 2021 17:55:28 +0000
Neil Bowers <> wrote:

> I think we should make Perl support https "out of the box", so that
> could make https mandatory, and other modules could then
> support https while relying only on core modules.

I don't think anyone objects to the idea of better (i.e. any at all)
support of SSL/TLS out-of-the-box, but in case it needed being said:

+1 from me too.

> 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.

I feel surely this isn't a problem that Perl uniquely is trying to
solve. It feels like this should be easily solved by "doing what the
other languages do" - i.e. could someone more familiar with some of the
others report back on how e.g. Python or Ruby handle this kind of
thing? If it works for them then surely we can do the same?

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