[vlc-devel] vlc: svn commit r25242 (damienf)

Damien Fouilleul damien.fouilleul at laposte.net
Thu Feb 21 18:38:21 CET 2008

On 21 Feb 2008, at 16:53, Remi Denis-Courmont wrote:

> 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 obviously don't read the forums very often. i've leveraged the use  
of argv[0] as per request from multiple users from the user who wanted  
to be able to bundle mozilla and activex and their plugins easily.

>> you force argv[0] to contain rubish,
> Since when are software libraries suppose to use argv[0] 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.

this comment is about as interesting as saying since when chickens  
have teeth.

>> 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.
> -- 
> Rémi Denis-Courmont
> http://www.remlab.net
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