Are there public APIs available to check/validate ...

Havoc Pennington hp at
Thu Jul 14 11:40:38 PDT 2011


On Thu, Jul 14, 2011 at 5:56 AM, Simon McVittie
<simon.mcvittie at> wrote:
> I must admit I'm not clear on why none of these are available as public API,
> particularly when that would have been easy to do. Havoc, do you still
> read this list?

Often, but not reliably ...

> If so, why are these (apparently deliberately) not public?

Just didn't get around to it I think. I was probably wanting to make
sure they had a nice signature and had docs and good function names
and all that, before making them public.

> It'd be good to have them public as part of the general principle of "if a
> function has preconditions, then language bindings should be able to check
> those preconditions themselves".



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