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

Sven C. Dack sven.c.dack at sky.com
Sun Sep 11 22:20:14 EEST 2016

On 11/09/16 19:45, Nicolas George wrote:
> 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.

This isn't how a discussion works where you get to stomp your opinion down onto 
others and get to make it personal. But if you want it personal, I can give you 
personal, because if you haven't learned in 40 years that users do parse error 
messages then you have only proven how little you know and what an ignorant you 
are. Luckily are you a coward, too, and have walked out of the discussion, which 
seems to be the upside to your character.

Was this personal enough for you?


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