[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 02/10] lavc: deprecate av_get_codec_tag_string()
u at pkh.me
Mon Mar 27 11:52:40 EEST 2017
On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:47:55AM +0200, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> 2017-03-27 10:21 GMT+02:00 Clément Bœsch <u at pkh.me>:
> > On Mon, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:12:46AM +0200, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
> >> 2017-03-27 10:09 GMT+02:00 Clément Bœsch <u at pkh.me>:
> >> >> > +attribute_deprecated
> >> >> > size_t av_get_codec_tag_string(char *buf, size_t buf_size, unsigned int codec_tag);
> >> >> > +#endif
> >> >>
> >> >> Sorry if I missed it:
> >> >> Please explain what the problem is with the current code.
> >> >
> >> > I can't make av_4cc2str() with that prototype. I take the opportunity to
> >> > move it to lavu since fourcc are related to format and codecs.
> >> What about moving av_get_codec_tag_string() to lavu if you need
> >> it there?
> > Please also see my first sentence: I can't use av_get_codec_tag_string()
> > with its current prototype anyway.
> But could you explain why you cannot use it?
> (Sorry if it is obvious, I don't see it.)
Because we want to be able to do print_func("%s", av_4cc2str(tag)) and
av_get_codec_tag_string() returns a size instead of the buffer.
> Changing API is always a big problem that is typically underestimated
> by FFmpeg developers. Therefore every change should be discussed
> and avoided if possible (imo if somehow possible).
I'm aware of that
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