On Mon, 28 Jan 2019 06:17:35 +0100, Dr Paul Dale wrote: > Richard wrote: > > Not really, since they are static inline. This is by design, that for any > file you want to use > a safestack in, you just start with a DEFINE_ line. The mistake we did > was to leave a few > common ones in the safestack header file. (same thing for lhash) > > Which means we’ve a compatibility issue. The functions are in a public > header, they can be used > by any application. We need to continue supporting such use. > Asking a user to add a DEFINE_ line is API breaking. > > I would be pro making such a change but we’d need to accept the consequences.
We have to accept consequences either way, either: 1. the surprise breakage if someone includes <openssl/safestack.h> but doesn't link with libcrypto, while compiling with -fkeep-inline-functions (explicitly or implicitly, depending on the compiler) 2. The controlled and documented change / breakage that they will have to either add those DEFINE lines where they need the functionality, or include another header file with common stack / lhash type implementations (with the caveat that they MUST link with libcrypto if they use those headers) Cheers, Richard -- Richard Levitte levi...@openssl.org OpenSSL Project http://www.openssl.org/~levitte/ _______________________________________________ openssl-project mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org https://mta.openssl.org/mailman/listinfo/openssl-project