[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main configure,1.1197,1.1198

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Sat May 13 18:06:06 CEST 2006

On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 06:53:16PM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> 2006/5/13, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> >On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 06:31:11PM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> >> 2006/5/13, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> >> >
> >> >There are about 150 --enable parameters.  You want to change the
> >> >semantics of one of them.  If this is not a hack, then we will have to
> >> >find another word for it.  Whatever you wish to call it, it is not
> >> >acceptable.
> >>
> >> I still don't understand why it is not acceptable. Because it doesn't
> >> "look" like the others?
> >
> >No, because the semantics are different.  150 --enable parameters work
> >one way, 1 works different from the others.
> I don't get this thing with the semantics. What is the semantics? And
> why is it so important? So important that you have to break code and
> then hack code around to preserve it.


In short, semantics is the meaning of something.  The --enable
parameters set a variable to yes and thus force the feature on, skipping
autodetection.  Forcing autodetection instead is an entirely different

This discussion ends here for me.  We have already wasted far too much
valuable time over nothing.  My decision is final, I will not accept one
parameter behaving different from the others.


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