[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Cosmetics: improve long names for ffm muxer and demuxer

Baptiste Coudurier baptiste.coudurier
Mon Jul 21 20:29:53 CEST 2008

Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Sunday 2008-07-20 23:06:26 +0200, Diego Biurrun encoded:
>> On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 01:58:57PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>> On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 11:53:09AM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>>>>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>>>> On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 06:03:30PM -0700, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
>>>>>>> Stefano Sabatini wrote:
>>>>>>>> --- libavformat/ffmdec.c	(revision 14284)
>>>>>>>> +++ libavformat/ffmdec.c	(working copy)
>>>>>>>> @@ -477,7 +477,7 @@
>>>>>>>>  AVInputFormat ffm_demuxer = {
>>>>>>>>      "ffm",
>>>>>>>> -    NULL_IF_CONFIG_SMALL("ffm format"),
>>>>>>>> +    NULL_IF_CONFIG_SMALL("FFserver live feed Muxer"),
>>>>>>>>      sizeof(FFMContext),
>>>>>>> I don't think this is the right name.
>>>>>> Well, it is called by that name in the code:
>>>>>>  * FFM (ffserver live feed) demuxer
>>>>> Do we add "Muxer" to names ? No, at least not in mxf.c and mov.c
>>>> No, we do not.
>>> So why would you accept this name ? 
> I was trying to explicit the meaning of the FFM acronym (and also to
> make evident the connection with FFserver), I think a better choice
> could be then:
> "FFM (FFserver live feed Muxer) format"

I don't think M does stand for "Muxer", so this is a bad name.

> Long names as we apparently use them in FFmpeg are always supposed to
> be a description of the format (media bitstream or multimedia
> bitstream) rather than of the corresponding encoder/decoder (stream
> codec or muxer/demuxer), in order to get that we have to suffix with
> the type of encoder/decoder (encoder, decoder, muxer, demuxer), which
> in this case would result as: "FFM (FFserver live feed Muxer) format
> {muxer|demuxer}"

I don't think this is what is what we should use. Long name is a long
name for the _format_.


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