Priority strings

Ludovic Courtès ludo at
Wed Mar 2 00:02:48 CET 2011

Hi Nikos,

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at> writes:

> You could use something like that:

OK, thanks!

>> Besides, while the old method was more verbose, it allowed 
>> programming errors to be spotted more easily (in the Guile bindings, 
>> you would get a type error if trying to use a MAC name when setting 
>> the cipher priority, for instance.)  Could it coexist alongside 
>> priority strings?
> No the old priority functions will be marked as deprecated and may be
> removed. I cannot understand though how the error you describe apply
> to that interface.

This is what I had in mind:

--8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
scheme@(guile-user)> (define session (make-session connection-end/client))
scheme@(guile-user)> (set-session-mac-priority! session (list cipher/aes-128-cbc))
ERROR: In procedure set-session-mac-priority!:
ERROR: In procedure set-session-mac-priority!: Wrong type argument in position 2: #<gnutls-cipher-enum AES-128-CBC>
--8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---

Priority strings are handy, but they are less expressive and make it
harder to diagnose programming errors, IMO.


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