2013.09.04 13:48 "Re: [Tiff] memory management function calls", by Bob Friesenhahn
I'm not keen on the change, but I'm not necessarily fighting it.
Well, I'd be unsurprised to see (and half expect) the patch rejected.
Don't assume that your patch will be rejected due to our sluggishness at accepting it.
My own package (GraphicsMagick) provides this functionality and even makes use of such features in subordinate libraries.
GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/