[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main parser-mecmd.c, 1.8, 1.9 parser-mpcmd.c, 1.20, 1.21

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de
Wed Jun 8 10:05:05 CEST 2005

On Wed, Jun 08, 2005 at 12:46:22AM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 10:41:21PM +0200, Reimar Döffinger CVS wrote:
> > CVS change done by Reimar Döffinger CVS
> > 
> > Update of /cvsroot/mplayer/main
> > In directory mail:/var2/tmp/cvs-serv9427
> > 
> > Modified Files:
> > 	parser-mecmd.c parser-mpcmd.c 
> > Log Message:
> > Make "mplayer -- --a" play the file --a instead of bailing out with a useless
> > error message
> please reverse this. it's totally against the design for mplayer's
> command line system, which relies on being able to have options
> _after_ the filename! instead one can use mplayer file://--a so it's
> totally pointless!

Reversing this will _not_ change that! I think what you want is removing
the support for the -- param meaning "no flags behind this point". I
can't see what advantage that would have though...
Either you do mplayer -- --a and you wont be able to specify options
after the filename but at least it will work, or you require the user to
find the mplayer file://--a syntax, in which case he can specify options
after it (even if he doesn't want that at all).
The main point of this patch was that doing something like
mplayer file.avi --loop
(i.e. accidently typing two -- instead of one) doesn't give this
message (which is completely confusing, wrong etc):

'--' indicates no more options, but no filename was given on the command

but instead this one (which is still confusing, but more to the point):

Unknown option on the command line: -loop

Reimar Döffinger

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