[Ffmpeg-devel] Matroska Patch

Diego Biurrun diego
Tue Mar 21 22:58:42 CET 2006

On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 04:53:44PM -0500, Rich Felker wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 21, 2006 at 08:21:33PM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> > > For some reasons MSVC doesn't like a variable called time. It must
> > > be defined as a macro somewhere. And changing a name can't be such a
> > > bad change.
> > 
> > Then figure out why.  We don't support msvc, and will not accept
> > arbitrary patches to make it work without an explanation.
> ANSI/ISO C does not allow you to use "time" as a symbol name with
> external linkage, but it's totally valid to use it as a local variable
> or with static linkage. If MSVC chokes on this, tough. MSVC users can
> add -Dtime=MSVC_sucks_time to their compiler options...

Or we could just rename the variable and make everyone's life a bit
easier.  IMO this is one of the cases where we should budge.

Of course, this should be submitted as a separate cosmetics-only patch.


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