[openssl-project] Removal of NULL checks

Viktor Dukhovni openssl-users at dukhovni.org
Thu Aug 9 23:03:25 UTC 2018

On Thu, Aug 09, 2018 at 02:23:07PM -0700, Paul Dale wrote:

> > 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.

This is sometimes a good idea, for sufficiently important functions.
This sort of change generates compiler warnings, and is easily
addressed without breaking compatibility with older library versions.

We should not overuse __owur in marginal cases.


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