[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Make ff* recognize ------long-gnu-options
Tue Dec 15 01:06:47 CET 2009
On Tue, 15 Dec 2009 10:21:31 Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Monday 2009-12-14 01:28:06 +0100, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> > On Sun, Dec 13, 2009 at 07:00:48PM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > > Hi, I don't know if skipping an undeterminated number of '-' is a
> > > misfeature but was easy to implement and I find it quite funny to run
> > > ffmpeg ------------------help, we can reduce the number of skipped '-'
> > > to 2 if requested.
> > >
> > > Patches attached.
> > I agree that this is funny but i think it does little good ...
> > it could confuse people and scripts could become dependant on it and then
> > we cant even remove it wihout pissing people off.
> So what about to accept at least both -foo and --foo options?
Pardon me for butting in (I'm usually only an interested observer on this
list) but wouldn't it be better to stick to the normally accepted convention
of -f (short option) or --foo (long option) (remembering of course that not
every short option necessarily has a matching long option and vice versa)?
Having it behave the same as other GNU/Linux apps makes things much easier to
remember, especially when scripting.
Just my $0.02 from an ffmpeg user's perspective...
Rodney Baker VK5ZTV
rodney.baker at iinet.net.au
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