cabal-install: Replacing HTTP with HTTPS

Nikita Karetnikov nikita at
Wed Apr 2 22:02:28 UTC 2014

> The big question we have to answer first is, how do we want to support SSL?
> Do we want to use an existing, well-tested, well scrutinized SSL
> implementation and FFI bind to it? If so, which one and why? If not, are we
> comfortable enough with writing a correct SSL implementation? That's very
> hard.

Why write your own?  We could try to come up with a list of
requirements, so every HTTPS library on Hackage could be evaluated.  Is
anyone knowledgeable of cabal-install interested in composing such a
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