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

Måns Rullgård mru
Tue Dec 5 12:12:30 CET 2006

Michel Bardiaux said:
> M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Michel Bardiaux said:
>>> M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>>> [snip]
>>>> It did not in any way guarantee that the typedefs supplied were
>>>> correct.  Doing so is rather tricky business, and is best left to the
>>>> compiler/libc, which is where system-dependent things belong.
>>> Now, now, you cant spit in the soup and drink it too. If the gnomes of
>>> Redmond are so incompetent, surely it cant be a good idea to leave a
>>> 'tricky business' to them? :-)
>> Of course not.  That's why using msvc is a bad idea.
> Well, we have quite a large amount of MSVC-only code, call it legacy if
> you want, and we dont have a choice, we have to support it, because
> there is no way I will ever convince my PTBs to redevelop it. The only
> choice left is to use either an open-source multimedia lib, that's
> ffmpeg; or a closed-source, Wintel-only multimedia gizmo. What would you
> have me do?

I really don't care what you use.  You using ffmpeg is of no benefit to me.

I don't understand why so many people assume that everybody has widespread use
of their software as a goal.  With commercial software, that is obviously the
case.  Open source is different, as money is not the primary reason for writing
it.  At least for me, the goal is to have the best possible program for my
needs, whatever they may be.  If my programs happen to be useful for others,
that's good for them, but I will not make compromises with the sole purpose
of gaining a larger user base.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mru at inprovide.com

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