[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/3] Make opt_default(), return an error code rather than exit from the program.
Sun Nov 7 10:42:12 CET 2010
On date Sunday 2010-11-07 01:04:49 +0100, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 12:53:35AM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > On date Sunday 2010-11-07 00:38:48 +0100, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> > > On Sat, Nov 06, 2010 at 03:02:57PM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > > > This allows the program to nicely handle the error, for example
> > > > providing detailed error explanation to the user or cleaning up the
> > > > allocated resources of the program.
> > >
> > > there is plenty of code that does not check its return value
> > > and i dont think adding checks everywhere is a good idea
> > In general returning meaningful values *is* a good idea, but I'm
> > not going to add them to all the FFmpeg codebase, but *this patch* is
> > required by the previous patches in this series, to make ffmpeg prints
> > something useful after opt_default() is called, rather than just
> > abort.
> grep for opt_default and you will see there are alot of cases where the
> return value is not checked and not exiting anymore will lead to actual
All but one of those uses are in opt_target() where the value is fixed
so there is not much point into checking the result. And even in that
case adding checks doesn't look so bad (and possibly improve
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