Remove SSLv3_method and friends.

SSLv3_method, SSLv3_client_method, and SSLv3_server_method produce
SSL_CTXs which fail every handshake. They appear no longer necessary for
compatibility, so remove them.

SSLv3 is still accessible to callers who explicitly re-enable SSLv3 on a
TLS_method, but that will be removed completely later this year.
Meanwhile, clear out a weird hack we had here.

Update-Note: I believe there are no more callers of these functions. Any
   that were were already non-functional as these methods haven't been
   unable to handshake for a while now.

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Commit-Queue: Steven Valdez <>
Reviewed-by: Steven Valdez <>
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  8. ssl/
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  12. .clang-format
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BoringSSL arose because Google used OpenSSL for many years in various ways and, over time, built up a large number of patches that were maintained while tracking upstream OpenSSL. As Google's product portfolio became more complex, more copies of OpenSSL sprung up and the effort involved in maintaining all these patches in multiple places was growing steadily.

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