[Ffmpeg-devel] I'm giving up
Thu Nov 23 03:48:35 CET 2006
On Wed, Nov 22, 2006 at 11:31:50AM +0200, Uoti Urpala wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-11-21 at 14:59 +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> > I'd like to say though that at the rate that ffmpeg evolves 50 lines of
> > only suboptimal code will become 500 lines of mess in no time. Look at
> > some of the code in MPlayer (e.g. mplayer.c) if you need "proof"...
> I think mplayer.c isn't a good example. The mess there was more a result
> of a misguided development policy that discouraged all "cosmetic"
> changes rather than a result of patches that were "suboptimal code" by
The horribleness of mplayer.c has nothing to do with development
policy on cosmetic changes. Please stop this FUD. It's a result of the
original "design" whereby someone who didn't know how to design a
program at all hacked together glue for a bunch of library code.
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