Python HTTP library with thread-safe connection pooling, file post support, user friendly, and more. (by urllib3)

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  • HTTP Calls in Python Without requests or Other External Dependencies
    dev.to | 2021-03-07
    urllib3 is the dependency for many other tools, including requests. By itself, urllib3 is quite usable. It may be all you need.
  • Weird architectures weren't supported to begin with
    news.ycombinator.com | 2021-02-28
    Alright, let's do some digging...

    On 2013-03-21, urllib3 added an optional dependency to pyopenssl for SNI support on python2 - https://github.com/urllib3/urllib3/pull/156

    On 2013-12-29, pyopenssl switched from opentls to cryptography - https://github.com/pyca/pyopenssl/commit/6037d073

    On 2016-07-19, urllib3 started to depend on a new pyopenssl version that requires cryptography - https://github.com/urllib3/urllib3/commit/c5f393ae3

    On 2016-11-15, requests started to depend on a new urllib3 version that now indirectly requires cryptography - https://github.com/psf/requests/commit/99fa7bec

    On 2018-01-30, portage started to enable the +rsync-verify USE flag by default, which relies on the gemato python library maintained by mgorny himself, and gemato depended on requests. So 5-6 levels of indirection at this point? I lost count.

    On 2020-01-01, python2 was sunset. A painful year to remember, and a painful migration to forget. And just when the year was about to end...

    On 2020-12-22, cryptography started to integrate rust in the build process, and all hell broke loose - https://github.com/pyca/cryptography/commit/c84d6ee0

    Ultimately, I think mgorny only has himself to blame here, by injecting his own library into the critical path of gentoo, without carefully taking care of its direct and indirect dependencies. (But of course it is also fair game to blame it on the 2to3 migration)

    In comparison, few months before this, the librsvg package went through a similar change where it started to depend on rust, and it was swift and painless without much drama - https://bugs.gentoo.org/739820 and https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Project:GNOME/3.36-notes


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