Remove top-level const from function-scope variables
As per the const correctness rules, top-level const-ness of data
in automatic scopes does not propagate outside of these scopes
(unlike const-ness at lower levels, such as pointers to const data).
Previously, const was used liberally, but inconsistently across the
libpng codebase. Using const wherever applicable is not incorrect.
However, _consistent_ use of const is difficult to maintain in such
In conclusion, we shall continue to use const only where doing so is
1. If a function guarantees that it will not modify an argument
passed by pointer, the corresponding function parameter should be
a pointer-to-const (const T *).
2. Static data should not be modified, therefore it should be const.
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