[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH v2] doc/developer: origin of tables should be documented.

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Sun Aug 9 14:15:36 EEST 2020

Zane van Iperen (12020-08-09):
> I'm apprehensive about this, especially in the case of
> reverse-engineered tables. It should definitely be encouraged, but not
> necessarily hard-required.
> If you explicitly say "Reverse Engineered from so-and-so", that seems
> essentially like putting a target on FFmpeg's back.
> Case-in-point: No reference decoder/encoder exists, and the tables had
> to be dumped from the application binary.

I would say that the tables themselves put a target our back, and the
comment mitigates it, since dumping tables from a binary is legal
(tables of numbers contain no creativity and therefore create no

But anyway, the patch says "should", and such improbable cases, if they
arise, can be discussed on a case by case basis, possibly even in


  Nicolas George
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