[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Correct inttypes.h emulation for VisualStudio

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Sun Dec 3 23:05:15 CET 2006

On Sun, Dec 03, 2006 at 01:55:01PM -0800, Mike Melanson wrote:
> Axel Holzinger wrote:
> >Does this make any difference?
> >
> >Are you interested in over and over again beefing on M$? Or are you
> >interested in ffmpeg being a marvellous portable library that pleases
> >millions of users, yes also a lot of users that run it on M$ platforms?
> Nice false dichotomy there. Not biting, though.
> Simply put, engineering is about trade-offs, not perfect solutions. 
> We've chosen the set of trade-offs for FFmpeg that we're comfortable 
> with. That involves not directly support Microsoft operating systems.

Hm. Well, that's probably a point, too. Though even more important IMO
is that problems should be fixed where the bug is, not anywhere else.
Esp. since it really can't be that hard for Microsoft to write a proper
inttypes.h and include it, as this patch proves it should be a matter of
maybe 20 line and 10 minutes of time if you do it half-assed (more if
you want proper PRI*).
Anyone not wanting to wait could just copy the one from MinGW I guess...

Reimar D?ffinger

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