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Re: libcodecs(3), take 4

On Thu, Oct 21, 2010 at 02:54:20PM +0200, Marc Balmer wrote:
> Al,
> > On Sat, Oct 02, 2010 at 02:42:02PM +0900, Masao Uebayashi wrote:
> >> Usually libraries don't print error messages to stderr, nor exit.
> > 
> > That's true for some libraries, but not for all of them.  At the same
> > time, printing error messages is far superior to the practise of
> > returning enumerated error values (like regexp libraries), or stacking
> > them up and vomiting them up at a later stage.
> libraries that do things like writing to stderr or even exit the callers
> program are a pest.  I really dislike this part of the design.  As an
> application programmer, I would like to be in control how to react to an
> error and not have the library to make assumptions on what is the right
> way to deal with a certain situation.

Forget the exit part - that was my mistake.  (I saw many "if (error)
return 1;" in the code, that made me confused, and somehow transformed
to "exit(1);" in my head.)


> - Marc

Masao Uebayashi / Tombi Inc. / Tel: +81-90-9141-4635

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