[libav-devel] [RFC] [PATCH] lavc: Drop exporting 2-pass encoding stats

Vittorio Giovara vittorio.giovara at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 19:19:34 CET 2015

On Thu, Dec 3, 2015 at 1:04 PM, Anton Khirnov <anton at khirnov.net> wrote:
>> These variables leaked from mpegvideoenc where are supposedly used for
>> statistics.
> "leaked"? I already said it's not statistics. And they are very
> deliberately exported. One can argue that we don't want to provide this
> information for whatever reason, but you cannot pretend that they are
> somehow exported by accident.

it looked like that to me, there was not a real reason to make these
fields public (or at least the rationale was not well explained in the
commit message) and the fact that only mpegenc used them made me very
suspicious about them.

>> However they might very well be private
> I have no idea what is this trying to say

I mean to say that there is no reason to have those variables public

>> and, due to their
>> absolute lack of documentation, they are hardly used in the wild. There is also
>> a spurious frame_bits which is used in aacenc but it can be replaced
>> with a simple local variable.
> Are you quite sure it's spurious?

Somewhat, yes, it looks like it's using a global context variable only
because it's there.

>> inability to instruct applications how to use the values
> What does this mean exactly?

I mean to say that these variables are not documented at all.

>> and the presence of better means to share this kind of information
> Well, you are not using this better means.

How would you word this sentence instead?

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