[openssl-commits] [openssl] master update

Rich Salz rsalz at openssl.org
Sat Jun 25 20:41:09 UTC 2016

The branch master has been updated
       via  82f31fe4dd0dac30229fa8684229b49d2bcef404 (commit)
      from  d70a562714199c9a4eb835efe7b22c9a7017e7e5 (commit)

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commit 82f31fe4dd0dac30229fa8684229b49d2bcef404
Author: Rich Salz <rsalz at openssl.org>
Date:   Sat Jun 25 14:51:53 2016 -0400

    RT2964: Fix it via doc
    OBJ_nid2obj() and friends should be treated as const.
    Reviewed-by: Dr. Stephen Henson <steve at openssl.org>


Summary of changes:
 doc/crypto/OBJ_nid2obj.pod | 10 ++++++++++
 1 file changed, 10 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/crypto/OBJ_nid2obj.pod b/doc/crypto/OBJ_nid2obj.pod
index 9fa9e66..01f5c6e 100644
--- a/doc/crypto/OBJ_nid2obj.pod
+++ b/doc/crypto/OBJ_nid2obj.pod
@@ -45,6 +45,12 @@ Deprecated:
 The ASN1 object utility functions process ASN1_OBJECT structures which are
 a representation of the ASN1 OBJECT IDENTIFIER (OID) type.
+For convenience, OID's are usually represented in source code as numeric
+identifiers, or B<NID>'s.  OpenSSL has an internal table of OID's that
+are generated when the library is built, and their corresponding NID's
+are available as define'd constants.  For the functions below, application
+code should treat all returned values -- OID's, NID's, or names -- as
 OBJ_nid2obj(), OBJ_nid2ln() and OBJ_nid2sn() convert the NID B<n> to
 an ASN1_OBJECT structure, its long name and its short name respectively,
@@ -139,6 +145,7 @@ Create a new NID and initialize an object from it:
  int new_nid;
  ASN1_OBJECT *obj;
  new_nid = OBJ_create("", "NewOID", "New Object Identifier");
  obj = OBJ_nid2obj(new_nid);
@@ -156,6 +163,9 @@ Instead B<buf> must point to a valid buffer and B<buf_len> should
 be set to a positive value. A buffer length of 80 should be more
 than enough to handle any OID encountered in practice.
+Many of the functions here should probably be changed to return B<const>
+pointers. But the lack of consistency makes that too awkward to do.
 OBJ_nid2obj() returns an B<ASN1_OBJECT> structure or B<NULL> is an

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