[vlc-devel] [PATCH] es_out: use sout control only when sout is enabled

Thomas Guillem thomas at gllm.fr
Fri Mar 13 12:05:35 CET 2020

On Fri, Mar 13, 2020, at 12:01, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote:
> Le perjantaina 13. maaliskuuta 2020, 12.25.59 EET Alexandre Janniaux a écrit :
> > Hi,
> > 
> > Ping,
> > 
> > I believe that if we can reduce libvlccore size, even
> > slightly, the WASM platform would benefit a lot as it would
> > reduce page loads. Keeping the ENABLE_SOUT in the core seems
> > a good idea regarding that.
> I'm not really buying that argument. There are plenty of ways that code size 
> could be shrunk, and SOUT is not the biggest (nor VLM). For one thing, a *lot* 
> of code all over the place can only be triggered with VLC interfaces, and 
> won't work inside any other LibVLC-based app.

I tend to agree with Rémi, I don't like this ENABLE_SOUT ifdef.

But I pushed this patch anyway in order to fix the current behavior.

> Not to even speak of code inside contribs, which dwarves the core and even the 
> (non-GUI) plugins.
> The only reason for the ifdef's exist is that we a conditional for plugins 
> anyway, so why not use it for the core too. The main argument against is that 
> src/missing.c has caused a lot of stupid accidental build failures in the 
> past, and will continue to do so as long as it is allowed to exist.
> -- 
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