[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/4] ffmpeg: rename a variable.

Michael Niedermayer michael at niedermayer.cc
Thu Apr 6 21:50:32 EEST 2017

On Thu, Apr 06, 2017 at 07:35:04PM +0200, Nicolas George wrote:
> Le septidi 17 germinal, an CCXXV, Michael Niedermayer a écrit :
> > A comment explaining this (if you agree that the issue is real and not
> > some mistake of understanding something on my side)
> > would be a good idea.
> > could be confusing otherwise and lead to misunderstandings
> I am sorry, I have no idea what kind of comment you would like.
> Once again, this patch is just renaming a variable to have a name
> similar to how it is used. It does not change the logic of the current
> code, and if anything it makes it clearer. I do not think adding a
> comment belongs here.

Currently the packet duration is assigned to a variable called
After your patch it is assigned to a variable called duration_dts

Someone reading
duration_dts = pkt->duration;

will have an idea what pkt->duration is, our stuff is often documented
through code.

If a line of code gives a incorrect impression, it should be documented
to avoid it leading to misunderstandings.
I assume here that i didnt miss something all along and this is actually

Also duration_dts should be documented, what does it exactly mean
the difference between teh current and next dts ?
if so it should probably also be changed to int64_t, thats not a issue
in this patch, but trivial to fix and you already work on this.
If i fix it i would break your patchset if i apply it before and ill
forget to do it later ...


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Breaking DRM is a little like attempting to break through a door even
though the window is wide open and the only thing in the house is a bunch
of things you dont want and which you would get tomorrow for free anyway
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