I'm firmly in the don't remove them camp too.

Pauli
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-----Original Message-----
From: Viktor Dukhovni [mailto:openssl-us...@dukhovni.org] 
Sent: Wednesday, 8 August 2018 11:52 PM
To: openssl-project@openssl.org
Subject: Re: [openssl-project] Removal of NULL checks



> On Aug 8, 2018, at 6:19 AM, Tim Hudson <t...@cryptsoft.com> wrote:
> 
> However in the context of removing such checks - that we should not be 
> doing - the behaviour of the APIs in this area should not be changed

Should not be changed period.  Even across major release boundaries.
This is not an ABI compatibility issue, it is a source compatibility issue, and 
should avoided all the time.  If we want to write a *new* function that skips 
the NULL checks it gets a new name.

-- 
        Viktor.

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