[openssl-project] Removal of NULL checks

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Wed Aug 8 13:52:06 UTC 2018

> On Aug 8, 2018, at 6:19 AM, Tim Hudson <tjh at cryptsoft.com> wrote:
> However in the context of removing such checks - that we should not be doing - the behaviour of the APIs in this area should not be changed

Should not be changed period.  Even across major release boundaries.
This is not an ABI compatibility issue, it is a source compatibility
issue, and should avoided all the time.  If we want to write a *new*
function that skips the NULL checks it gets a new name.


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