[FFmpeg-devel] [misc-parse-date PATCH 4/5] Deprecate parse_date() in favor of av_parse_time().

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Wed Jun 23 00:42:15 CEST 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 12:24:00AM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Tuesday 2010-06-22 20:28:56 +0200, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> > On Sun, Jun 20, 2010 at 06:51:08PM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > > The new function is av_ prefixed and has a slightly more
> > > convenient/expressive interface.
> > 
> > why is the timevalue (positive) or error (negative) nit returned normally?
> AVERROR_INVALIDDATA: Cannot parse expression.

> > or other question, in which case do we need to return negative
> > times/durations?
> Negative durations don't make sense, but we can have perfectly valid
> negative times, for dates which pre-date the UNIX epoch.

let me guess, movie of the dinosours?

anyway, what about fixing the origin to predate the big bang, that should
avoid the need for negative times



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