[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: FFMPEG on Windows

Martin Boehme boehme
Wed Aug 31 11:14:17 CEST 2005

Marcus Engene wrote:
> Martin Boehme wrote:
>> Compiling FFmpeg itself under MSVC would be a huge porting fest, and 
>> unless you wanted to take a big performance _hit_, you'd have to 
>> convert large chunks of inline assembler from AT&T syntax to Intel 
>> syntax...
>> Martin
> Couldn't the asm things be wrapped in macros? How do other multi 
> platform projects deal with this?
> I agree that MS isn't really run by mother Theresa, but Visual Studio 
> beats the hell out of any other ide I've worked with. And yes, I tried 
> the marvels of programming with emacs/gcc and I didn't like it. gdb or 
> ddd are beaten by the VS debugger hands down, imho. Most incompatible 
> (C99?) examples I've seen VS fail with on this list are irrelevant 
> cosmetics (apart from lack of inttypes.h), as far as I could tell. imho 
> again ;-)

Oh good, let's start a gcc vs. MSVC flamefest. ;-)

I agree with you, the VS debugger _is_ great *ducks*. And it's my 
impression that MSVC *ducks even lower* still tends to generate better 
code than gcc. (Disclaimer: In my day-to-day work, I use vim and gcc.) 
Having said that, FFmpeg _is_ firmly rooted in Linux; regarding the 
question of making it portable between compilers, well... at the very 
least it would be a huge PITA.


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