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Re: Bootstrapping HTTPS support instead (was Re: Pre-RFC: supporthttps out-of-the-box)

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Darren Duncan
June 16, 2022 14:59
Re: Bootstrapping HTTPS support instead (was Re: Pre-RFC: supporthttps out-of-the-box)
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Alberto, I just sent a duplicate response under the original thread, please send 
a duplicate reply to that one.  Everyone else, please don't further respond to 
this altered subject thread copy. -- Darren Duncan

On 2022-06-16 2:09 a.m., Alberto Simões wrote:
> ------- Original Message -------
> On Wednesday, June 15th, 2022 at 23:48, Darren Duncan  wrote:
>> Perl bundles an implementation of HTTPS support including certs or whatever, so
>> there is zero dependency on any HTTPS library or files being with the operating
>> system.
> While I understand Darren proposal's goal, and at some point it makes sense, I do not think it is the solution more interesting to Perl developers and Perl itself.
> This suggestion is almost like including an HTTP client that can just connect to CPAN, and if you want to connect to anywhere else, then download a module from there.
> But this is not the case. Perl ships with a fairy good, although tiny, implementation of a HTTP Client. And nowadays, you almost do not need anything else to perform HTTP connections. Nevertheless, not having HTTPS support makes it, day by day, more useless without extra modules.
> Thus, I do not think it is worth the effort of streamlining an SSL library to ship with code to just connect to one specific host.
> Of course, just my 5 cents :-)
> Kindest regards,
> Alberto (aka ambs)

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