[openssl-project] Removal of NULL checks
paul.dale at oracle.com
Thu Aug 9 21:23:07 UTC 2018
> Real code often doesn't check return values. Even ours. :(
Could we consider adding a lot more __owur tags to functions to encourage this?
As an API change it would have to wait for a major release.
Dr Paul Dale | Cryptographer | Network Security & Encryption
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From: Salz, Rich [mailto:rsalz at akamai.com]
Sent: Thursday, 9 August 2018 11:49 PM
To: openssl-project at openssl.org
Subject: Re: [openssl-project] Removal of NULL checks
> it's NULL. Now imagine that this stack was some kind of deny list. If
> entry producer didn't pay attention to error when creating stack and
> putting things into it, consumer would be led to belief that there is
> nothing to deny and let through the requests that are supposed to be
This is another reason why I am opposed to NULL checks.
> Oh! Triggering factor was quite a number of unchecked pushes in apps.
Real code often doesn't check return values. Even ours. :(
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