[FFmpeg-devel] On in-tree external headers

Mark Thompson sw at jkqxz.net
Sun Nov 5 22:23:07 EET 2017

On 05/11/17 20:04, Timo Rothenpieler wrote:
> Am 05.11.2017 um 19:59 schrieb Mark Thompson:
>> On 05/11/17 18:42, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>> 2017-11-05 19:35 GMT+01:00 Mark Thompson <sw at jkqxz.net>:
>>>> On 05/11/17 18:28, Carl Eugen Hoyos wrote:
>>>>> 2017-11-05 15:24 GMT+01:00 Mark Thompson <sw at jkqxz.net>:
>>>>>> On 30/10/17 19:51, Mark Thompson wrote:
>>>>>> "No external headers may be included in the ffmpeg tree."
>>>>> So you suggest to remove the Nvidia header?
>>>> If that specific policy is adopted then it would have to be.
>>> Then I don't think this policy is useful.
>>> Iirc, there is a second external header, I have never used
>>> either of those but judging from user response, both features
>>> are heavily used making a removal a no-go.
>> Ok, sure.
>> How about:
>> "No external headers may be added to the ffmpeg tree, unless they are for AviSynth or Nvidia."
> I don't think a strict "no external headers" rule makes sense or is a good idea at all. Specially if there are seemingly arbitrary exceptions.
> If such a rule is to be added at all, it should list the conditions under which external headers can be added. And it should clearly be an exception.

Sounds good to me.  What should those conditions be?


- Mark

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