[vlc-devel] commit: s/Paste MRL/Paste Location/ (Jean-Baptiste Kempf )

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Sat Feb 28 14:08:01 CET 2009

Le samedi 28 février 2009 14:59:00 Jean-Baptiste Kempf, vous avez écrit :
> On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 01:57:10PM +0100, Felix Paul Kühne wrote :
> > Oh, I would never have guessed that from this menu title. Seriously.
> > Perhaps, using something like "Open URL/Location from Clipboard" might
> > be a better naming?
> Ctrl+V is used for Paste, and this is exactly what happens here, you
> select anything, you Ctrl+C, in VLC you Ctrl+V and set Ok.

No. Normally Ctrl+V pastes. Immediately. Here, Ctrl+V opens the "paste" 
dialog. Hence, that argument bears little to no value to me.

> That is why it is named paste and not open.

That's not the point. We _need_ an Open URL or Open Location box, because it 
is the ONE single SANE way to open HTTP/RTSP/MMS streams. It simply is. And 
once we have that, Paste MRL/Paste URL will become totally redumdant.

How can you pretend to argue for consistency with other softwares, then use 
the argument to make things that is precisely inconsistent with those?

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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