[vlc-devel] [vlc-commits] Remove libvlc_free

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Wed May 22 08:56:48 CEST 2019

On Tue, May 21, 2019, at 22:51, Jeremy Vignelles wrote:
> So, what did the technical comittee decided in this regard?

I'm still waiting for Remi to revert this commit. Dropping a platform support like C# should be decided by everyone, not just one people. 

I'm against this removal. I'll bring a TC vote if it's still not reverted by tomorrow. 

> > That means libvlc users in other languages have to make a call to the C 
> > runtime by themselves ? Right now it was possible to just take the 
> > libvlc DLL and never have to deal with C at all.
> Indeed, this is what have been done so far with LibVLCSharp for strings 
> returned from libvlc and marked as "you must free them". Since .net 
> does not have any implementation for freeing things from the native 
> side.
> One might argue that the module that does the allocation needs to free 
> it. In other words, I find it quite logical that the memory allocated 
> from libvlc returns to libvlc.
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