[vlc-devel] [Patch] Send an event even when snapshot failed

Hugo Beauzee-Luyssen beauze.h at gmail.com
Mon Jan 18 10:26:08 CET 2010

On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Rafaël Carré <rafael.carre at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Jan 2010 10:07:59 +0100
> Hugo Beauzee-Luyssen <beauze.h at gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Mon, Jan 18, 2010 at 5:51 AM, Rafaël Carré
>> <rafael.carre at gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Le 18/01/10 01:34, Hugo Beauzee-Luyssen a écrit :
>> >
>> >> I know the string "(null)" is kinda dirty
>> >
>> > printf("%s\n", NULL); shows "(null") with glibc and OSX' libc, but
>> > crashes when using other libcs so it's not correct.
>> >
>> I'm not sure I understand what you mean, is your point to say that
>> using a NULL pointer to notify the snapshot failure is wrong ?
> "(null)" is not a NULL pointer
>> In that case what do you offer as an alternative ? I really don't feel
>> like returning "invalid-snapshot" as snapshot filename.
> If "snapshot-file" variable is set to "(null)" you need to fix the bug,
> not workaround it

I don't think you understant me.
I explicitely set a string to "(null)" because I can't use the NULL
pointer, as it will be replaced by an empty string, and I don't want
to rely on an empty string to detect an error.
I do know that "(null)" isn't a NULL pointer, but maybe I was a bit
confusing in my explanations.
This patch is just about having a feedback when a snapshot fails.


Hugo Beauzée-Luyssen

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