Date: Thu, 7 Jun 2012 18:38:34 +0200 From: Daniel Cegiełka <daniel.cegielka@...il.com> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Call for musl-based distro blurbs 2012/6/7 Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> > On Thu, Jun 07, 2012 at 06:17:15PM +0200, Daniel Cegiełka wrote: > > Openssl needs perl to generate a asm code, so you can generate asm code > and > > then use it as a patch and remove perl dependency. Definitely the removal > > of perl will not be easy... but possible. > > Couldn't you just remove the idiotic asm generation and use the C > code? It's the compiler's job, not the build scrips' job, to generate > asm, and the compiler probably does a perfectly acceptable job, if not > a better job... > > The problem is to maintain support for future versions. In my view, the option with generating the asm code is easier and fully compatible with openssl (code from openssl). By adding own implementations of the crypto algorithms one can also add his own bugs. With this issue we can ask the developers of openssl - ask how they see the idea to remove perl from openssl. Daniel Content of type "text/html" skipped
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