[PATCH] add gnutls_certificate_find_issuer

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Thu Feb 21 22:56:05 CET 2008

On 21 feb 2008, at 18.32, Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos wrote:

> Simon Josefsson wrote:
>> Seems useful.  But what about using *_get_* instead of *_export_*  
>> in the
>> function names?  The few functions with _export_ in the names  
>> appear to
>> extract (i.e. copy) the values, but these functions appear to just
>> export pointers.  There is also the confusion with export  
>> restrictions,
>> which some function names with _export_ in them refer to.  So _get_
>> might be more appropriate.  What do you think?
>> Hm.  Some function names use *_trust* rather than *_cas* too.  Should
>> gnutls_certificate_export_x509_cas be  
>> gnutls_certificate_get_x509_trust?
>> There is a lack of plural there, and we already have one function  
>> with
>> _cas in it -- gnutls_certificate_free_cas -- so maybe
>> gnutls_certificate_get_x509_cas is simpler.
> Yes, I also think it is better. I've renamed the _export_ -> _get_.  
> However it seems we already have a release with the _export_ names...

Thanks.  I don't think renaming the functions should be a problem  
even if we have a (devel) release - we only guarantee ABI  
compatibility between stable releases.  Otherwise we can't make any  
mistakes on the devel branch, which seems unfair.

Generally, these considerations should probably be documented better  
though, right now they are just my opinions.


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