Const-correct the low-level ASN1 i2d functions.

This is completely unchecked for now, as it all goes through tasn_enc.c.
But the only non-const encoders now are X509_NAME, and the functions
that call into it, so we can fix up the ones at the bottom.

I haven't done the macros that use the "name" or "fname" variants. The
set of macros for const are a little weird. But before expanding the
header macros out, I wanted to change the signatures on the macro side
once, so the compiler checks they're expanded correctly.

Update-Note: The type signature of some i2d functions, such as
i2d_ASN1_OCTET_STRING, is now const-correct.

Bug: 407
Change-Id: I03988f5591191b41ab4e7f014bd8d41cb071b39a
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
4 files changed
tree: 609c2e691c07614e0217f729fed27059f5e7e1ee
  1. .github/
  2. crypto/
  3. decrepit/
  4. fuzz/
  5. include/
  6. ssl/
  7. third_party/
  8. tool/
  9. util/
  10. .clang-format
  11. .gitignore
  15. CMakeLists.txt
  16. codereview.settings
  19. go.mod
  20. go.sum
  26. sources.cmake


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