[gst-devel] Confusion about GstEventMask structure...

Benjamin Otte in7y118 at public.uni-hamburg.de
Wed Jul 16 12:47:07 CEST 2003

If you want my opinion: The current event API/code sucks.
I don't understand this either and I consider myself quite good in
I don't want to have flags, methods and types in one int. That's
confusing like hell.
I don't know if GstEventFlags are even used, or I could look it up. :/

who just tried to write a new plugin.

On Tue, 15 Jul 2003, Brett Kosinski wrote:

> The GstEventMask structure claims to contain the following:
>   GstEventType type;
>   GstEventFlag flags;
> My problem is with the flags variable.  Now, from the structure, one would
> expect the values registered to the GstEventFlag type to be used.
> However, this is not the case.  For example, in the vorbisfile plugin,
> values from GstSeekType are used.  So, my guess is that the value of
> "type" determines the type of flags which are found in the flags variable.
> Is this interpretation correct?  If so, this is a bit misleading, since I
> expect GstEventFlag values to be in flags, not, for example, GstSeekType
> values.
> Brett.
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