[vlc-devel] [RFC] Regarding the use of *_Control()

Jean-Paul Saman jpsaman at videolan.org
Tue Apr 15 16:55:18 CEST 2008

Pierre d'Herbemont wrote:
> On Apr 15, 2008, at 11:35 AM, Jean-Paul Saman wrote:
>>> Do we agree that I should remap *_Control() as a first step?
>> I think it is premature to do that now. It is my feeling that there  
>> are
>>  still things (fundamentally) very wrong or broken in git. Let us  
>> focus
>> on fixing that first, before rewrite internal module ABI's. Which will
>> definitely destabilize vlc more (at least temporarily) and make it
>> harder to get git in a sensible state.
>>> Eventually an other RFC will follow.
>> First RFC then remapping and rewritting (has my preference).
> Well, to be honest, I don't agree here. That's not the point of the  
> first RFC. The first RFC, is about sanitizing a bit the use of  
> *_Control(), speaking of the code, not about architecture.
> So it's not about rewritting.
> Whereas a full architecture rewrite should be postponed or developed  
> separately, a code cleanup doesn't need such a harsh measure.
> Hence, it's problematic to tell, "please don't do cleanup, because you  
> shouldn't do clean up but full architecture rewrite, and architecture  
> rewrite means code breakage, so please don't do".
> Do you get my point? Did I miss yours?

You missed mine and I got yours. So now we are full circle and it is 
time to end this discussion.

Jean-Paul Saman.

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