[FFmpeg-devel] [misc-parse-date PATCH 4/5] Deprecate parse_date() in favor of av_parse_time().
Wed Jun 23 00:54:58 CEST 2010
2010/6/22 M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com>:
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
>> 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?
> Many of the best films were made before 1970.
>> anyway, what about fixing the origin to predate the big bang, that should
>> avoid the need for negative times
> Integer overflow.
It's been less than 2^59 seconds since the big bang so we should be
good with uint64_t
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