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

James Almer jamrial at gmail.com
Wed Oct 14 19:29:28 CEST 2015

On 10/14/2015 2:16 PM, Ronald S. Bultje wrote:
> Hi,
> 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".
> Ronald

Ok, i'll wait a bit in case someone else wants to comment then i'll send a
patch undoing the deprecations.

Thanks all for your input.

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