[MPlayer-DOCS] Re: CVS: main/DOCS/man/en mplayer.1,1.1160,1.1161

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Wed Dec 7 02:04:51 CET 2005

On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 07:22:35PM +0100, Tobias Diedrich wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > IMHO this makes the documentation a bit unclear, based on this I'd
> > > expect "-ao oss:mixer-device=/dev/mixer:dsp-device=/dev/dsp" to work...
> > 
> > Before my change, after my change or either way?
> > 
> > Hmm, I'm not going to claim that the current description is perfect, but
> > I don't see the problem you describe.  Other output drivers are
> > documented in the same way and where option=<value> syntax is expected,
> > this is written explicitly.  I was also hoping that the <> would make
> > clear that it should be replaced by a concrete value...
> I think it was more clear before the change.
> Most drivers use either the suboption parser or support only one
> parameter.  The syntax explanation suggests that the suboption order
> is not important.  Before it was made clear that oss is an exception
> in that the order _is_ important, but maybe thats just me. :-)

I understand what your problem is now.  I'd say it needs a more general
fix, though.

> I think it might be good to convert oss to use the suboptionparser
> (breaks compatibility)

Definitely.  Breaking compatibility should not be a problem since this
has only been in the CVS version so far.


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