[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] avutil: install des.h, rc4.h and tree.h as public headers

Ronald S. Bultje rsbultje at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 19:16:29 CEST 2015


On Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 10:50 AM, Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Le duodi 22 vendémiaire, an CCXXIV, James Almer a écrit :
> > Since these two were never installed, we can remove the
> > wrapper from them before applying this patch, as this would be the first
> time
> > the API becomes public.
> >
> > Now, what i want to know is what will it be in the end for the actual
> > deprecation in question? Reimar and Nicolas were against making the
> context
> > opaque as having them in stack has its uses.
> > I want to know what people want, since the deprecation is not present on
> any
> > release and we still have time to rollback. Do we keep the deprecation in
> > place for des, rc4, blowfish and xtea, or remove it altogether?
> The reason for my objection are that the odds that the contents of the
> context change in the future are very small for low-level standardized
> crypto functions (this is the reason for making structure opaques). On the
> other hand, foregoing the checks for memory allocations is nice, and crypto
> functions may be used in speed-critical portions of the code where memory
> allocations are not negligible.

I think this is a reasonable argument, so +1 from me for "let's expose the
struct and remove deprecations".


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