[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Allow choosing display and screen number for x11grab device

Måns Rullgård mru
Fri Dec 15 22:39:56 CET 2006

Jeff Clagg <snacky at ikaruga.co.uk> writes:

> On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 07:05:30PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Some people have such a fear for the goto keyword that they'll things
>> like this:
>> do {
>>     do_something;
>>     if(some_error)
>>         break;
>>     do_some_more;
>>     if(another_error)
>>         break;
>>     and_so_on;
>> } while(0);
>> I guess one might call these folks hypocrites of sorts.  I've seen a
>> lot of such code in Broadcom drivers.  No wonder they're reluctant to
>> release source...
> I'd bet it's a company policy. The programmers writing that code
> know very well that it's silly.

Yes, most likely.  They have all manner of idiotic policies where I
work too.  The silliest part is that *everybody* I've talked to about
them, from engineers to technical directors, more or less agree that
it's stupid, but "that's the policy".  Somehow it doesn't seem to
occur to them that such policies are not set in stone.

For the record, the Broadcom engineers I've had reason to work with
have all been friendly and helpful.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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