[Bitcoin-development] [softfork proposal] Strict DER signatures

Alex Morcos morcos at gmail.com
Tue Feb 3 14:30:21 UTC 2015


Could we see a PR that adds it to BIP 66?   Perhaps we'd all agree quickly
that its so simple we can just add it...
In either case it doesn't seem strictly necessary to me that it was
non-standard before it becomes a soft-fork...


On Tue, Feb 3, 2015 at 7:00 AM, Wladimir <laanwj at gmail.com> wrote:

> > One way to do that is to just - right now - add a patch to 0.10 to
> > make those non-standard. This requires another validation flag, with a
> > bunch of switching logic.
> >
> > The much simpler alternative is just adding this to BIP66's DERSIG
> > right now, which is a one-line change that's obviously softforking. Is
> > anyone opposed to doing so at this stage?
>
> Not opposed, but is kind of late for 0.10, I had hoped to tag rc4 today.
>
> Wladimir
>
>
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