[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] doc/filters: document the unstability of the shorthand options notation.

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Sat Aug 5 16:42:08 EEST 2017

L'octidi 18 thermidor, an CCXXV, Michael Niedermayer a écrit :
> This is ambigous and if interpreted litterally
> then even a scale=320:240 would no longer be guranteed to work
> but would require scale=width=320:height=240 to be used.

That is intentional. Note that w=320:h=240 is enough: four characters

> the shorthand is widely used and convenient

It is convenient, but not absolutely necessary. Once in a script, the
extra function names make it more readable and more robust anyway.

> That way anything that works will contine to work and one cannot
> mistakly write a script that uses unstable shorthand options

Remember that "anything that works will continue to work" is opposed to
"we can add new features without being burdened by past mistakes".


  Nicolas George
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