[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Chinese AVS video decoder
Sun Jul 2 18:41:08 CEST 2006
Jan Knutar <jknutar at nic.fi> writes:
> On Sunday 02 July 2006 07:47, Bobby Bingham wrote:
>> > And it's very reasonable to have such a unit be a standard type, but I
>> > still don't think it makes much sense to call it "char" when it
>> > apparently has nothing to do with character data as such.
>> But back in the day, when it was given the name "char", they seem to have
>> only been thinking about Western European languages. And from that view,
>> you can fit a single character in a byte. Though as you've noticed, that
>> idea was rather short-sighted and shows its age now.
> There's nothing preventing char from being 16 bits though. Or 12.
9-bit char used to be commonplace once upon a time.
mru at inprovide.com
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