[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 3/6] docs: mention the preferred character to use in options

James Darnley james.darnley at gmail.com
Fri Sep 12 01:31:27 CEST 2014

This addresses point 12 from the mplayer patches text file.  Discussion about
removing a link to this document can be found in the thread on ffmpeg-devel
titled: [PATCH] web/contact: replace MPlayer guidelines link
 doc/developer.texi | 3 +++
 1 file changed, 3 insertions(+)

diff --git a/doc/developer.texi b/doc/developer.texi
index f1fed5b..9a90e84 100644
--- a/doc/developer.texi
+++ b/doc/developer.texi
@@ -187,6 +187,9 @@ retro-compatibility reasons. These exceptions are declared in the
 @code{lib<name>/lib<name>.v} files.
 @end itemize
+Command line options should use underscores to separate words in an option,
+rather than hyphens, dashes, or minus signs.
 Furthermore, name space reserved for the system should not be invaded.
 Identifiers ending in @code{_t} are reserved by
 @url{http://pubs.opengroup.org/onlinepubs/007904975/functions/xsh_chap02_02.html#tag_02_02_02, POSIX}.

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