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   1. Re: Dealing with media options (Bernd Steinhauser)


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Date: Sat, 08 Aug 2009 07:49:53 +0200
From: Bernd Steinhauser <exherbo at bernd-steinhauser.de>
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Subject: Re: [Exherbo-dev] Dealing with media options
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Anders Ossowicki wrote:
>> What about extending options ? something like:
>> mp3 : enable mp3 support using default implementation
>> mp3~mad : prefere mad as mp3 decoder
>> -mp3~lame : do not use lame to encode mp3
> I think this is a needless complication. In general, you do not care
> which library a package use to enable support for something. If we go by
> this approach, you will increase the amount of (mostly uninformed) choices
> that has to be made. Even if, by default, the choice is 'everything' a
> user will have to consider it, have to dig through even more information.
And even if ? for some reason ? we will find out that something like 
that is necessary, we can still introduce a mechanism to do things like 
that. ;-)


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