[vlc-devel] [PATCH 2/9] video_output: simplify the locking of the display in vout_UpdateWindowSizeLocked

Rémi Denis-Courmont remi at remlab.net
Fri Oct 11 11:24:52 CEST 2019


This is not technical debt as I understand the concept. This is a coding style that does not suit your taste.

Not to deny that there's plenty of technical debt to be repaid in the code base.

Le 11 octobre 2019 10:15:32 GMT+03:00, Steve Lhomme <robux4 at ycbcr.xyz> a écrit :
>On 2019-10-11 9:02, Thomas Guillem wrote:
>> On Fri, Oct 11, 2019, at 08:50, Steve Lhomme wrote:
>>> On 2019-10-10 18:26, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
>>>> Le torstaina 10. lokakuuta 2019, 18.32.34 EEST Thomas Guillem a
>écrit :
>>>>> It is just a question of taste. The actual code is OK to me.
>>>>> When I develop, I tend to do like this current code instead of
>creating an
>>>>> extra variable.
>>>>> I have nothing about this way or another but I don't think this
>commit is
>>>>> really needed.
>>>> I dislike both ways, but I can't really think of a third option.
>>> I prefer balanced locks. It's easier to read and less prone to
>>> In a small function like that it's easy to spot, but if it even
>>> we're getting closer and closer to a possible issue.
>>> If there we kept the old value we used, we could tell if we really
>>> to send the message and save the extra bool (but then we need 2
>>> unsigned). It may make sense to avoid sending unnecessary messages
>>> the window anyway.
>> I don't mind if you do that in any new code, but I don't like
>changing a perfectly fine code for personal taste (if it's not accepted
>by everyone).
>> There is a lot of code in VLC where I don't like the coding style,
>but I keep it that way in order to not create too much git noise.
>And that's why we keep carrying this huge technical debt.
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