[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/2] lavu/dict: Add new flag to allow multiple equal keys.

Thilo Borgmann thilo.borgmann at mail.de
Sat Mar 26 01:12:17 CET 2016

Am 25.03.16 um 21:12 schrieb wm4:
> On Fri, 25 Mar 2016 19:41:40 +0100
> Thilo Borgmann <thilo.borgmann at mail.de> wrote:
>> Am 25.03.16 um 18:48 schrieb Hendrik Leppkes:
>>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 6:26 PM, Thilo Borgmann <thilo.borgmann at mail.de> wrote:  
>>>> Am 25.03.16 um 17:56 schrieb Hendrik Leppkes:  
>>>>> On Fri, Mar 25, 2016 at 5:48 PM, Thilo Borgmann <thilo.borgmann at mail.de> wrote:  
>>>>>> Am 22.03.16 um 12:20 schrieb Thilo Borgmann:  
>>>>>>> Am 22.03.16 um 11:45 schrieb wm4:  
>>>>>>>> On Sun, 13 Mar 2016 21:00:23 +0100
>>>>>>>> Thilo Borgmann <thilo.borgmann at mail.de> wrote:
>>>>>>>>> Am 13.03.16 um 15:08 schrieb wm4:  
>>>>>>>>>> On Sat, 12 Mar 2016 15:13:21 +0100
>>>>>>>>>> Thilo Borgmann <thilo.borgmann at mail.de> wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>> From a1d9ce388c69eabb256e6b351c2acd36d7f4076e Mon Sep 17 00:00:00 2001
>>>>>>>>>>> From: Thilo Borgmann <thilo.borgmann at mail.de>
>>>>>>>>>>> Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2016 14:52:17 +0100
>>>>>>>>>>> Subject: [PATCH 1/2] lavu/dict: Add new flag to allow multiple equal keys.
>>>>>>>>>>> [...]  
>>>>>>>>>> Changing the semantics of AVDictionary just like this seems rather
>>>>>>>>>> questionable...  
>>>>>>>>> It changes nothing for existing code, just adds a new feature. I don't
>>>>>>>>> think it hurts anyone or anything...  
>>>>>>>> It only breaks basic assumptions about a basic data type...  
>>>>>>> Although I don't share your thought about breaking a basic data type with that,
>>>>>>> what would you suggest instead?  
>>>>>> Pushed for no further suggestions and nobody else objected.
>>>>> Just pushing without addressing concerns is not the way we usually try
>>>>> to work here, just saying.  
>>>> I think I have quite a good idea about the usual way we try to handle
>>>> things here and I think I've addressed his concerns.  
>>> If by addressing you mean disagreeing with the concern and doing nothing.  
>> Not at all. I proposed alternatives (alternatives which I don't like
>> much but anyway) and I explicitly asked for his suggestions. Means, I
>> actually tried to satisfy his concerns. Thus, I can't understand that
>> you are saying I've ignored anything.
>>>> He didn't like it which is of course ok. He did not continue discussing
>>>> it nor did he proposed any alternative. He also did not pick up any of
>>>> my thoughts. He also did not explicitly state that he thinks that it is
>>>> not ok to apply it. He said it "seems rather questionable". Without
>>>> further discussion (what I tried) and nobody else complaining about it,
>>>> what do you think would be more appropriate than to wait for quite a
>>>> long time until continuing?
>>>> The usual way for him to prevent me pushing it would just have been to
>>>> ask me to wait and I would have waited. Have you checked the dates of
>>>> the replies and what I wrote before accusing me to just ignore concerns?
>>> Timing makes no difference. Its the only review you got, so even if
>>> you ignore that, you didn't even get a "OK" from anyone else, which
>>> for generic API should be mandatory.  
>> I can't see why you accuse me ignoring something again.
>>> The least that would have been appropriate would be to ping the patch
>>> asking for further comments, instead of just practically saying "I'm
>>> done waiting and just pushing"
>>> Not everyone has the time to answer within a day, so if someone
>>> expressed a concern, the least one could do before pushing is asking
>>> again, everything else feels rather disingenuous.  
>> First concern about this was stated on 13th.
>> After my reply, there was silence for nine days.
>> What would have been your assumption about his concerns after my reply?
>> Mine was that he considers this not to be as critical enough for further
>> discussion - means he might still dislike having multikey dictionaries
>> but sees no reason in struggling about it.
>> I pinged the patch again on 22nd, and it took about one minute for wm4
>> to address his concerns again. However, after me asking for his
>> suggestions there was again silence for days. Also note that he did not
>> stated his concerns more specifically than before.
>> So I waiting for around 12 days (including a ping) to get a more
>> specific remark, counter-proposal, discussion or anything else than a
>> basic concern. During that time wm4 was active and very well capable of
>> immediate reply. Thus I assume that his attitude about this patch is not
>> as bad as insisting not to apply.
>> I still really can't see a "I'm done waiting and just pushing" attitude
>> from my side.
> You were adding weird new public API just to internally parse some
> really weird syntax. I hoped other would voice their concern too, but
> nobody did, so who cares, I guess.

Which means my assumption about your attitude to this patch was not
totally wrong. Also you did not reply at all when I asked for your
suggestions. Which leads to a silent approval.


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