[Ffmpeg-devel] QDM2

Rich Felker dalias
Sun Oct 23 09:25:04 CEST 2005

On Sun, Oct 23, 2005 at 08:57:07AM +0200, Steve Lhomme wrote:
> Michael Niedermayer wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >On Thu, Oct 20, 2005 at 12:32:54AM +0200, Roberto Togni wrote:
> >[...]
> >
> >>About the other patch, i'd like to have Michael opinion about it, since
> >>get_bit() can be performance critical (even if that code should be
> >>harmless if assert is not enabled)
> >
> >
> >hmm, iam not sure what the purpose of the change is but failing asserts
> >due to damaged/truncated streams seems like bad behavior ...
> You should know that asserts only occur in debug builds (-g option), not 
>  in release builds. So asserts will only happen for developpers, which 
> are the people who should notice (as quickly as possible) such ugliness.

ffmpeg policy seems to be that assert is ONLY for conditions that
indicate a bug/inconsistency in the actual code, not for broken
bitstreams and such.

BTW AFAIK assert is always enabled unless you #define NDEBUG


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