[vlc-devel] [PATCH 5/5] core: first cleaning of input_thread_t variables/event
thomas at gllm.fr
Wed Jul 11 17:29:09 CEST 2018
On Wed, Jul 11, 2018, at 09:22, Thomas Guillem wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 10, 2018, at 18:31, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> > Le tiistaina 10. heinäkuuta 2018, 16.43.09 EEST Thomas Guillem a écrit :
> > > Currently, the input_thread_t is controllable by either input_Control,
> > > specific functions, by variables or by the 3 previous solutions. Some
> > > functionalities are only controllable by variables (chapter for example).
> > >
> > > The goal of this commit is to remove variables usage when it's not
> > > necessary. This commit doesn't remove variables that should be used to pass
> > > users settings (cf. input_ConfigVarInit).
> > >
> > > The "intf-event" callback is replaced by the new callback
> > > input_thread_events_cb that pass a new event: struct vlc_input_event.
> > I would go even further and replace it with a structure of callbacks, one per
> > event type, if only to maximize type safety.
> No strong opinions about it. It's more code, but lot of clients will
> only need to listen to only one event, so they can implement only one
> function (see preparser/VLM/fingerprinter example).
Your argument is valid but after some discussions with j-b, we decided we prefer the way it is.
I intend to use the same struct for vlc_controller (manager) events. Using such method is easier if we want to send events asynchronously (just copying the struct) or maybe for future IPC serialization.
> > > There
> > > can be only one listener: the creator of the input_thread_t. In the future,
> > > the new vlc input manager will receive these events and forward them to all
> > > listeners.
> > OK.
> > > In the meantime, I added input_LegacyVarInit,
> > > input_LegacyVarStop, and input_LegacyEvents, 3 helpers functions that
> > > reproduce the legacy variable behavior (transform new vlc_input_event to
> > > old intf-event events). These 3 functions are meant to be removed for 4.0
> > > release (when vlc input manager is added).
> > >
> > > For now, the playlist and the media_player still use the legacy variables.
> > > VLM, modules, and the preparser use the new event handling.
> > >
> > > FIXME: there are some functionalities that are only controlable by
> > > variables, like chapter selection, I need then to add a public API or a
> > > public INPUT_CONTROL for thoses.
> > I think APIs are better than controls, also for the sake of type safety.
> > The internal input controls from input_control_e are (currently) needed for
> > message passing to the input thread. But the external controls from
> > input_query_e do not seem to have any real motivation.
> I have a question for the distant future where the input manager/player
> is controlled via IPC for the sandbox:
> Will it make easier to have only one control function ? Is there a
> generic way to serialize va_args ? I guess no since you need the event
> type in order to know the size and the number of args.
> BTW, I put some thought on input_thread_t vs input_manager_t:
> I want to remove all getters from the input_thread_t.
> The only way to know the current state (pos/time/length...) is to listen
> to all callbacks from the beginning. This is necessarily the case since
> you must add a callback when you create the object.
> Then the input manager (or the playlist with the legacy var foo) will
> save the input_thread_t internal state (by listening to the events).
> Therefore, any clients (qt or http intf for example) that query an input
> will be able to get the initial state via this input manager.
> I thought about triggering events in order to give the initial state
> when a client is first registering to events (via
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