On Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:04:36 +0100
Anton Khirnov <an...@khirnov.net> wrote:

> Before this commit, AVIOContext is to be freed with a plain av_free(),
> which prevents us from adding any deeper structure to it.
> ---
>  doc/APIchanges        |  3 +++
>  libavformat/avio.h    |  8 ++++++++
>  libavformat/aviobuf.c | 17 ++++++++++++++---
>  libavformat/version.h |  4 ++--
>  4 files changed, 27 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)
> 
> diff --git a/doc/APIchanges b/doc/APIchanges
> index c8c2a21..1cab9f4 100644
> --- a/doc/APIchanges
> +++ b/doc/APIchanges
> @@ -13,6 +13,9 @@ libavutil:     2015-08-28
>  
>  API changes, most recent first:
>  
> +2016-xx-xx - xxxxxxx - lavf 57.11.0 - avio.h
> +  Add avio_context_free(). From now on it must be used for freeing 
> AVIOContext.
> +

As an API user I'm saying "lol no". This implicitly breaks every API
user without warning, and you'd only know once it actually breaks (and
you've spent a few hours of debugging). Unless you read APIchanges,
which not many are likely to do.
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