[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] full paths in #include directives
Thu May 8 19:43:19 CEST 2008
On Thu, May 08, 2008 at 03:52:20PM +0200, Aurelien Jacobs wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > I would like to propose using full paths in all #include directives in
> > FFmpeg, i.e.
> > #include "libavutil/common.h"
> > instead of
> > #include "common.h"
> > The reasons are manyfold:
> > 0) We already expect this from external users.
> > 1) Many header names are not at all unique. The above-mentioned
> > common.h comes to mind, as do others. Depending on the order of -I
> > flags the right header may or may not be included.
> > This has bitten me several times in MPlayer already. We now use full
> > paths for FFmpeg #includes in MPlayer, but still -I flags are needed
> > so that the FFmpeg headers themselves can find their dependencies.
> > But with -Ilibavcodec on the gcc command line '#include <png.h>'
> > picks up the FFmpeg version instead of the libpng header. Build
> > system kludges can work around this, but the system remains brittle,
> > future FFmpeg changes may necessitate more or updated kludges.
> > 2) The need for -I flags would be reduced internally as well as
> > externally.
> > Attached is an example patch for libpostproc. If the idea is
> > accepted, I will do the rest of the work myself.
> I like this proposal, but I would prefer if headers in the same
> directory don't use full path.
Why? Just to save some characters? As Mans said, C99 leaves the search
path implementation defined, so using the full path even for headers in
the same directory will be slightly more portable.
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