Mac OS X confusion

Christophe Massiot massiot at
Wed Jun 19 00:28:46 CEST 2002

I'm a little confused for a bug in the OS X port. The problem occurs 
when launching VLC with for instance :

./ --memcpy memcpy

It then says :

intf: added `memcpy' to playlist

Which is the problem (it also happens with --mpeg-adec, --ac3-adec, 
etc.). I tracked it down. It doesn't happen with --intf dummy. 
Apparently, Mac OS X, when a program is launched from the 
command-line, and the program has a GUI, automagically goes into the 
file menu, selects open, and passes the names of the arguments 
(except those which begin with -- or -, as it correctly supposes they 
are switches, but it doesn't take into account optional arguments).

So everytime we launch VLC via the command-line, we first pass the 
command-line and manage playlist, and then we have a bogus "open 
file" command passed, with very weird arguments.

I'm confused about what to do here. We must take into account the 
command-line (to read switches), and I don't know how to detect the 
bogus "open file". Any idea ?

Christophe Massiot.

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