Fix up several comments and detect problems in the future.

This change fixes up several comments (many of which were spotted by
Kenny Root) and also changes doc.go to detect cases where comments don't
start with the correct word. (This is a common error.)

Since we have docs builders now, these errors will be found
automatically in the future.

Change-Id: I58c6dd4266bf3bd4ec748763c8762b1a67ae5ab3
Reviewed-on: https://boringssl-review.googlesource.com/6440
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <agl@google.com>
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tree: f8b11cc4b02f96b596a72247d08b8a88426dbcd0
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  2. .gitignore
  3. BUILDING.md
  4. CMakeLists.txt
  5. LICENSE
  6. PORTING.md
  7. README.md
  8. STYLE.md
  9. codereview.settings
  10. crypto/
  11. decrepit/
  12. include/
  13. ssl/
  14. tool/
  15. util/
README.md

BoringSSL

BoringSSL is a fork of OpenSSL that is designed to meet Google's needs.

Although BoringSSL is an open source project, it is not intended for general use, as OpenSSL is. We don't recommend that third parties depend upon it. Doing so is likely to be frustrating because there are no guarantees of API or ABI stability.

Programs ship their own copies of BoringSSL when they use it and we update everything as needed when deciding to make API changes. This allows us to mostly avoid compromises in the name of compatibility. It works for us, but it may not work for you.

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.

Currently BoringSSL is the SSL library in Chrome/Chromium, Android (but it's not part of the NDK) and a number of other apps/programs.

There are other files in this directory which might be helpful:

  • PORTING.md: how to port OpenSSL-using code to BoringSSL.
  • BUILDING.md: how to build BoringSSL
  • STYLE.md: rules and guidelines for coding style.
  • include/openssl: public headers with API documentation in comments. Also available online.