[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] lavf: add samba protocol via libsmbclient

Derek Buitenhuis derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com
Sun Jul 13 19:48:40 CEST 2014

On 7/13/2014 6:31 PM, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le quintidi 25 messidor, an CCXXII, Derek Buitenhuis a écrit :
>> You skillfully ignored the words "with proper setup", good job.
> I did not think you would insist on your "no true Scotsman" fallacy.
> Fact is that mounting is often not possible, and running ffmpeg in that case
> is still legitimate, including with CIFS access.

Perhaps you should work a bit on your English and look up the definition of "technically".

"according to the facts or exact meaning of something; strictly."

You claimed its not possible, and it indeed is, with proper setup. But it /is/ possible
under certain conditions, so ipso facto you are /technically/ wrong.

>> "There might be a use case" is a pretty terrible reason to throw more things
>> in the kitchen sink.
> "I do not need that, so I will call it bloat to reject it, even though some
> users do need it." Sorry, but it seems you sent this mail on the wrong
> mailing-list.

I don't see myself rejecting it, just question its design. If you had bothered
to read my other email, I explicitly said I am not blocking it.

Furthermore, the point of review isn't to just review a patch based on pure
technical merit of the code, but design as well. Implementation isn't the
only thing that matters.

I dig the random Libav jab, BTW. Very classy.

- Derek

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