[vlc-devel] Re: Removing file concatenation from file access

Sigmund Augdal Helberg dnumgis at videolan.org
Wed Nov 1 10:28:32 CET 2006

On Wed, 2006-11-01 at 10:40 +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> 	Hugh,
> The scheme used for file concatenation in the file access plugin is
> currently completely broken. It uses a "file-cat" variable. Now that
> looks nice, but the thing is nowadays, many things use the access
> plugins for other purpose than just reading the "primary" data source.
> One example is the XSPF playlist which reads its data with the access
> plugin too. And then file-cat will append data past the end of the XSPF
> playlist too...
> To me, the whole design is broken. So I am probably going to remove
> this broken feature shortly.
Sounds like a good idea to me. This feature could be reimplemented in a
cleaner way as a "meta-access" which in turn could reuse the file access
under the hood.

> -- 
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> looking for a job
> http://www.simphalempin.com/home/infos/CV-en.pdf

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