[vlc-devel] vlc: svn commit r25242 (damienf)
rdenis at simphalempin.com
Thu Feb 21 17:53:27 CET 2008
On Thu, 21 Feb 2008 16:40:18 +0000, Damien Fouilleul
<damien.fouilleul at laposte.net> wrote:
> i'm just leveraging a very useful feature,
So useful only you complain about it.
> you force argv to contain rubish,
Since when are software libraries suppose to use argv anyway? I've not
bothered to remove it from the whole internal LibVLC command line parsing
flow, perhaps. That surely did not mean we intended to restore the
misfeature later on.
> i'm giving an option to people to put useful information.
> very convenient when you do something like that in shell:
> ../myvlc/vlc ...
> vlc will find modules in ../myvlc/plugins, you just broke that feature
If I create a symlink to VLC in some directory, I surely don't want it to
try to find modules in a subdirectory thereof.
This is a MISfeature. It makes loading VLC even slower and I/O hungry, and
misbehaves with the plugin cache. Even the fact that VLC tries to find
plugins in "." in annoying (and harmful), though we have to keep it until
we find a better option for development trees.
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