On Fri, Jun 01, 2018 at 12:23:39PM +0000, Salz, Rich wrote: > > I think that the gist of the difference of opinion is whether it's OK > to use locale dependent functions such as mbstowcs in libcrypto or > not. > > > Thanks for the summary. > > I am against use locale-dependent functions in libcrypto.
I think it's pretty clear (at least to me), that such functions do not belong in the normal path. I'd be open to considering them as a fallback attempt to read existing data (as opposed to generating new encrypted data), but find Andy's argument about nonpredictability (combined with David Woodhouse's enumeration of the various cases and the minimal utility of such conversions) to be fairly compelling. That is, I am also against the use of functions that depend on the current process's locale in libcrypto. (I phrase this slightly differently, in that functions which take an explicit locale to use might still be okay, but are not really portable enough for us to use, AIUI.) -Ben _______________________________________________ openssl-project mailing list email@example.com https://mta.openssl.org/mailman/listinfo/openssl-project