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Re: OpenSSL alternative support WAS Re: Pre-RFC: support httpsout-of-the-box

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Paul "LeoNerd" Evans
December 3, 2021 18:39
Re: OpenSSL alternative support WAS Re: Pre-RFC: support httpsout-of-the-box
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I'm going to reïterate my question from earlier as I don't see anyone
having tackled it:

> 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?

For example, for Python you can begin here:

which soon leads to:

and suggests they're just using openssl:

  /* Include OpenSSL header files */
  #include "openssl/rsa.h"

There's also the "installation instructions" which point out that
libssl-dev is an (optional) build-time dependency:

I suspect if that works for them, we can probably do similar.

Ruby, on the other hand, appears after a 30second search not to come
with SSL baked into the core, but can be added with an add-on module
("gem") in similar style to our current Perl attempt;

But theabove is all based on a mere 5 minutes of research from me - I'm
sure there'll be folks around who know more about the situation so can
chime in with extra detail. ;)

Paul "LeoNerd" Evans      |  |

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