Deprecating misleading GOST names

Hubert Kario hkario at
Fri Mar 20 14:59:56 UTC 2020

On Friday, 20 March 2020 13:17:48 CET, Dmitry Belyavsky wrote:
> Hello,
> I came across wrong naming for some GOST-related stuff in object.txt. As
> all this stuff was introduced by me, it's a separate problem.
> First, I've erroneously translated the name of the Russian "Кузнечик"
> algorithm as "grasshopper" instead of transliterating it as 'kuznyechik".
> The transliteration has appeared as an official after the changes were
> accepted into openssl.
> Second, some other algorithm and parameter names were introduced with their
> official names instead of reasonable short names. When they are used in the
> command line applications, it's very inconvenient.
> I'd like to fix these issues in the upcoming 3.0 release, so any ideas
> about how to deal with it are welcome. Some of this stuff can be fixed on
> the engine level, but it's better to avoid misleading naming.

how about introducing the new names as aliases and keeping the old ones

(maybe with exception of "kuznyechik", but still support both at the same 
Hubert Kario
Senior Quality Engineer, QE BaseOS Security team
Red Hat Czech s.r.o., Purkyňova 115, 612 00  Brno, Czech Republic

More information about the openssl-project mailing list