[Ffmpeg-devel] Bug, new format, and question =)

Rich Felker dalias
Wed Nov 16 05:45:15 CET 2005

On Tue, Nov 15, 2005 at 03:10:46PM -0700, Mike Melanson wrote:
> >Many Linux programs uses getopts() for argument handling. How can it be
> >that ffmpeg and mplayer doesn't?
> 	Uh oh... please don't rock the boat by suggesting certain accepted 
> programming practices. This is what I predict: The Guru will say, "send 
> a patch" indicating that you are welcome to revise the program to use 
> the getopt facility. "He whose name ends in 3" will flame back and 
> rabidly denounce all that is GNU (gcc, autotools, getopt, etc.) and the 
> situation will just degenerate from there.
> 	The short answer for not using getopt: That's just the way it is. :)

mans' answer was much better: it just does not do what we need.


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