[openssl-project] To deprecate OpenSSL_version() or not

Matt Caswell matt at openssl.org
Wed Dec 5 16:50:27 UTC 2018

Richard and I are discussing whether OpenSSL_version() should be deprecated or
not in favour of a new function OPENSSL_info() which does more or less the same
thing. See:


Richard's motivation for doing so is that he finds the old name "strongly
misleading". I disagree and prefer not to deprecate functions like this just
because we don't like the name (which eventually will lead to breakage when we
remove the deprecated functions in some future major version (not 3.0.0))

I'd appreciate more input on the discussion.


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