[FFmpeg-devel] Moving if(constant expression) to preprocessor?

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Sep 20 21:59:37 CEST 2010

On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 06:35:02PM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> writes:
> > On Mon, Sep 20, 2010 at 04:12:06PM +0200, Luca Barbato wrote:
> >> On 09/20/2010 03:48 PM, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >> > yes but when the user alraedy knows what the commands are called chances are
> >> > he doesnt need the help all that badly. The issue with this help system is
> >> > a new user doesnt know what they are called and starting from this point
> >> > its not easy
> >> 
> >> newcomers should read the manual...
> >
> > like man gdb?
> > thats pretty much pointing just to info gdb which displays the same that
> > man gdb does ;)
> You are probably using Debian.  They have purged almost all
> documentation due to a disagreement over the placement of a comma in
> the licence.  Or something like that.

something like that, yes

> > ok ive not installed the info gdb pages maybe on this computer but i cant
> > help but repeat that this is very poor way of handling things.
> > A experienced devel will be able to solve all that and find his awnsers but
> > not quickly but a unexperienced person will fail with gdbs manual and --help
> Nobody has ever presented a viable substitute for the act of thinking.

that not but some people have managed to build software
and documentation that takes the average person (significantly) less time
to figure out how to use it.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
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