This exposes the Request class so that the following is possible:
var request = require('request');
// disable strictSSL globally
request.Request.prototype.strictSSL = false;
Currently, this is only possible with request.defaults(), which is rather cumbersome when request is used in a lot of different places.
exposing Request class
keep in mind that setting that property is unlikely to truly be global since different dependencies will get their own versions of request.
What's the release plan? When can I expect this to make it to npm? :-)