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

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Sat May 13 20:45:24 CEST 2006

On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 09:25:14PM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> 2006/5/13, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> >On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 07:39:48PM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> >> 2006/5/13, Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
> >> >
> >> >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.
> >>
> >> It does NOT.
> >>
> >> What I am trying to explain to you, is that the current semantics is:
> >> If option is autodetected then --enable will force it.
> >> If option is disabled then  --enable will autodetect it.
> >
> >This is not the current semantics.  The current semantics are that
> >--enable unconditionally enables an option without checking.  This is
> >where we differ from autoconf in not trying to second-guess the user
> >and accept that compilation may fail in some cases.
> Then how is user supposed to request auto detection if option is
> disabled by default?

There is (currently) no way to request autodetection.

> Even if we assume that what you state is current semantics,

There is no "if" here.  Was the statement from Rich not clear enough?
Has the notion that you might actually be wrong ever crossed your mind?

> then you must elaborate why it is better than the one I explained..

Because we do not second-guess the user decision.  Period.  Note that
this is orthogonal to the question whether we should have an additional
way of requesting autodetection.

> >> That's why all options that have check (they are few indeed) do
> >> perform check on "yes" and there is no way to force them (e.g. gui).
> >
> >This is a false statement, checks are performed on "auto" only.
> Can you prove that? gui,xvmc,joystic ?

Both joystick and xvmc are unfinished as clearly stated in a comment.
Whether a user wants to build with or without GUI support is not
something that you can check for.

> >I suggest you to reread configure.  You seem to be a little rusty on how
> >it works nowadays.
> No surprise, when the maintainer doesn't know how configure is
> supposed to work ;)

I was serious, read the goddamn source and stop bothering me with your
uninformed statements.

I'm coming to the conclusion that you are trolling.  Unfortunately I'm
not helping much by continuing this endless and senseless debate.. :(


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