[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 4/5] avfilter/formats: proper error handling in ff_set_common_*() functions

Stefano Sabatini stefasab at gmail.com
Mon Mar 16 11:05:12 CET 2015

On date Monday 2015-03-16 11:00:12 +0100, Stefano Sabatini encoded:
> On date Sunday 2015-03-15 15:15:34 +0100, Clément Bœsch encoded:
> > To elaborate on this, the bug here is referring to an allocation check not
> > done in the caller (there are many currently since I'm just introducing
> > the error handling).
> I won't block this patch, but getting a crash in a specified point of
> the program is more useful than failing with this:

> A bug occurred somewhere

Now this is not correct, it should be:
there is a bug somewhere

(since bug don't "occurr" but stay/are). Now that (the presence of a
"bug") is not even a good reason to fail a program, it should had been
named something more meaningful like "unexpected condition" (but again
- for that a crash or an assert is just more useful to the
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