[vlc-devel] What is the purpose of "add_shortcut" in a module?

Kaarlo Räihä kaarlo.raiha at gmail.com
Fri Mar 30 21:14:07 CEST 2012

30. maaliskuuta 2012 21.16 Peter Tap <ptrtap at yahoo.com> kirjoitti:

> Folks,
> What exactly does "add_shortcut" do when you define a new vlc module?

It adds another module name you can use when you query modules. It is
useful when your module has long/difficult name (like schroedinger) or your
module wants to "fight" for certain flooded things, like file input access.

> I have written a module but I don't use "add_shortcut" in its definition.
> Looks like this property is not mandatory as my module still works okay.
> Thank you in advance for your help.
> Regards,
> Peter
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