API renaming

Short, Todd tshort at akamai.com
Thu Jul 23 16:45:49 UTC 2020

They also correspond directly to EVP_MAC and EVP_KDF types. Would the types change as well?
-Todd Short
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> On Jul 23, 2020, at 11:56 AM, Matt Caswell <matt at openssl.org> wrote:
> On 23/07/2020 16:52, Richard Levitte wrote:
>> On Thu, 23 Jul 2020 12:18:10 +0200,
>> Dr Paul Dale wrote:
>>> There has been a suggestion to rename EVP_RAND to OSSL_RAND.  This seems reasonable.  Would it
>>> also make sense to rename the other new APIs similarly.
>>> More specifically, EVP_MAC and EVP_KDF to OSSL_MAC and OSSL_KDF respectively?
>> This is a good question...
>> Historically speaking, even though EVP_MAC and EVP_KDF are indeed new
>> APIs, they have a previous history of EVP APIs, through EVP_PKEY.  The
>> impact of relocating them outside of the EVP "family" may be small,
>> but still, history gives me pause.
>> RAND doesn't carry the same sort of history, which makes it much
>> easier for me to think "just do it and get it over with"...
> I have the same pause - so  I'm thinking just RAND for now.
> Matt

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