[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] minor change in "File already exists. Overwrite ? [y/N]" behavior

Michael Niedermayer michaelni at gmx.at
Sat Oct 8 23:44:55 CEST 2011

On Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 10:56:54PM +0200, Clément Bœsch wrote:
> On Sat, Oct 08, 2011 at 07:49:57PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> > Hi
> > 
> > Do people prefer the y/N reading code to react immedeatly to a keypress
> > when thats supported by the platform or wait for \n?
> > 
> This confirmation is important because it might prevent trashing an input
> file (bad command line) or an old encoding which took hours to get done,
> so I don't think it should be taken lightly. And I also think people will
> expect the old behaviour because it's the most common; it has the main
> benefit to allow them to prepare a 'y' response and allow then to think
> again before validating with <enter>. This is the behaviour they are used
> to.
> So I think this change might not be appreciated, though I personally don't
> care much since I'm now aware of this.

ok, will undo it


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