[vlc-devel] Lua extension and vlc.misc

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Tue Feb 28 20:43:55 CET 2012

On Tue, Feb 28, 2012 at 09:39:19PM +0200, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> Le mardi 28 février 2012 21:30:02 Jean-Baptiste Kempf, vous avez écrit :
> > > Indeed. Since we do not expose general purpose functions to extensions,
> > > extensions cannot access the file system regularly. So there is not much
> > > practical use for VLC directories other than to invade the user privacy.
> > 
> > There are very valid uses, at least for cache, to store temporary files.
> Well exactly... No. Currently, there are no agreement on whether/how to 
> provide generic (non-VLC) API through Lua.
> Besides, do we really want extensions to clutter the user cache directory? Our 
> own track record is not that great... third parties are going to do worse.

Maybe a subfolder to The VLC cache directory, yes.
Extensions displaying metadata like Media Context use that, with a very
legitimate use.

Best regards,

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
http://www.jbkempf.com/ - +33 672 704 734
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