[Help-gnutls] Re: Certificate list size in `gnutls_certificate_get_peers ()'

Simon Josefsson simon at josefsson.org
Thu Apr 12 10:58:17 CEST 2007

ludovic.courtes at laas.fr (Ludovic Courtès) writes:

>> It is probably a mistake that `gnutls_certificate_get_ours' does not
>> return a LIST_SIZE parameter too.  Do you need that functionality?
>> Maybe we can add a new API to get the entire list, and a LIST_SIZE
>> parameter.
> Since one can hardly traverse the certificate array without knowing its
> size, LIST_SIZE should probably be provided by
> `gnutls_certificate_get_ours' too (or perhaps
> `gnutls_certificate_get_ours2'?).

I just realized that we can solve it without an ABI/API change: just
make the array zero-terminated.  You'll have to traverse the list in
order to find out its size, but perhaps that is not so much trouble.
What do you think?

> Actually, I'm writing Guile bindings for GnuTLS, hence my question.
> Otherwise, since I've been using mostly OpenPGP certificates so far, so
> I didn't really feel concerned with the meaning of LIST_SIZE.  ;-)



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