[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 2/2] Make ff_parse_expr() and ff_parse_and_eval_expr() return an int containing an error code.

Stefano Sabatini stefano.sabatini-lala
Thu May 20 09:21:03 CEST 2010

On date Thursday 2010-05-20 03:07:08 +0200, Michael Niedermayer encoded:
> On Thu, May 20, 2010 at 02:08:46AM +0200, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> > Allow these functions to convey to the calling application the reason
> > of the failure, which is not always due to a parsing error but for
> > example it may depend on a memory problem.
> this makes the code more complex
> so iam not sure if this is a good idea.
> Could you explain what use you see in the error code?

I'm not very strong about this change, currently the only practical
use I can see is for distinguishing an invalid input error from a
memory error, as they are semantically two very different things, so
I'd prefer to allow programs to distinguish amongst the two.

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