[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Add one CRLF to http headers if necessary

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Tue Mar 10 16:39:56 CET 2015

On Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:09:10 +0100
Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Le decadi 20 ventôse, an CCXXIII, Carl Eugen Hoyos a écrit :
> > Please add a reference to ticket #3268 
> > to the commit message.
> I was about to reply "locally added", but no, because it does not fix that
> ticket.
> Re-thinking on the whole discussion, I withdraw this patch, it is wrong. This
> part of the code is an API, not an UI, so it is better if it is strict. I
> will try to propose another patch for pure validation.
> Regarding the trac ticket itself, I wrote this, and I stick to it:
> # I am not in favour of fixing the shortcomings of the user's shell in
> # FFmpeg's libraries
> # If we are talking about end-user interface, the changes should happen in
> # cmdutils.c.
> In other words, I vote for closing #3268 as WONTFIX and suggesting windows
> users to use a better shell (maybe the so-called powershell introduced in
> the recent windows versions can do it).
> If people really want to fix microsoft's shortcomings in FFmpeg, then it
> must happen in the UI, not the API, i.e. in cmdutils.c. Maybe something like
> that: "ffmpeg ... -expand -headers 'Cookies: chocolate\r\n'" (-expand being
> a new option meaning "perform escape-character expansion on the following
> option argument"). But I do not intend to work on it, because anybody can
> get a shell where $'\r\n' works.
> Regards,

Why not fix the shortcomings in FFmpeg? (The option API.)

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