[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Tell users about -use_absolute_path

wm4 nfxjfg at googlemail.com
Sat May 9 21:44:29 CEST 2015

On Sat, 9 May 2015 21:30:33 +0200
Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:

> Le decadi 20 floréal, an CCXXIII, wm4 a écrit :
> > Uh, I replied with what exactly you asked for.
> Carl Eugen asked for alternate wordings, and instead of trying honestly to
> propose something that would be acceptable, you propose something that is
> deliberately unacceptable.
> In other words, you are a troll.

Here's what I replied to, quoted within the "-----------":

> I suspect you would reject the wording needed for my own application.  

Not telling what it would be is an easy way not to be proved wrong.

Who is the troll here?

> Carl Eugen: I prefer "the use_absolute_path option" to "-use_absolute_path",
> but dash can be considered the universal symbol for an option, so please go
> ahead.

I bet not a single libavformat using application accepts
"-use_absolute_path" as option, except of course ffmpeg/ffprobe.

So why would libavformat print this syntax?

This is just absurd.

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