[FFmpeg-devel] Moving if(constant expression) to preprocessor?

Måns Rullgård mans
Mon Sep 20 19:35:02 CEST 2010

Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:

> On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 04:12:06PM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
>> On 09/20/2010 03:48 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> > yes but when the user alraedy knows what the commands are called chances are
>> > he doesnt need the help all that badly. The issue with this help system is
>> > a new user doesnt know what they are called and starting from this point
>> > its not easy
>> newcomers should read the manual...
> like man gdb?
> thats pretty much pointing just to info gdb which displays the same that
> man gdb does ;)

You are probably using Debian.  They have purged almost all
documentation due to a disagreement over the placement of a comma in
the licence.  Or something like that.

> ok ive not installed the info gdb pages maybe on this computer but i cant
> help but repeat that this is very poor way of handling things.
> A experienced devel will be able to solve all that and find his awnsers but
> not quickly but a unexperienced person will fail with gdbs manual and --help

Nobody has ever presented a viable substitute for the act of thinking.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

More information about the ffmpeg-devel mailing list