Move ASN1_bn_print to a static function in evp/print.c.

It's not used anywhere else, in the library or consumers (Google ones or
ones I could find on Debian codesearch). This is a sufficiently
specialized function that the risk of a third-party library newly
depending on it is low. This removes the last include of asn1.h or
x509.h in crypto/evp.

(This is almost entirely cosmetic because it wasn't keeping the static linker
from doing the right thing anyway. But if we were want to separate the legacy
ASN.1 stack into its own decrepit-like target, we'll need to be pickier about

Change-Id: I9be97c9321572e3a2ed093e1d50036b7654cff41
Reviewed-by: Adam Langley <>
4 files changed
tree: 5803fead1c1256927bb471f49674617326fdca66
  1. .clang-format
  2. .gitignore
  4. CMakeLists.txt
  11. codereview.settings
  12. crypto/
  13. decrepit/
  14. fuzz/
  15. include/
  16. ssl/
  17. tool/
  18. util/


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.

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