[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] configure: don't build ffserver unless explicitly enabled

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Sun Sep 11 21:45:36 EEST 2016

Le sextidi 26 fructidor, an CCXXIV, Sven C. Dack a écrit :
> Did you at least read the second part of my mail? Because I sure do get you
> don't care. It's all you, Nicolas and Hendrik have been saying here really.

Not really.

>								    ffserver

Please stop about ffserver. This branch of the discussion is not about
ffserver, it is about you not understanding 40+ years of good software
design, namely the separation between normalized reliable output on stdout
and human-readable diagnosis output on stderr.

stderr is not for parsing. If you do not understand why, ask Ken Thompson,
or really any good book on system programming.

But if you are parsing the stderr output of ffmpeg, you are doing something
wrong. Not ffmpeg: you. We can probably help you to fix your programs if you
tell us exactly your issue, but until now you have only been vague.

And accommodating wrong practices will never be a motivation in the
evolution of ffmpeg.

This is the second time I explain this with different words. There will be
no third time.


  Nicolas George
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