[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] extern "C" usage

Rich Felker dalias
Sun May 13 17:45:48 CEST 2007

On Sun, May 13, 2007 at 04:35:26PM +0200, Alex Beregszaszi wrote:
> Hi,
> some headers are enclosed into extern "C" { }, while others are not.
> Such is aes.h.
> When using ffmpeg libs in a C++ application this brings a confusion, as
> you need to enclose some headers with it, while others not.
> To solve this, I propose to remove all the extern "C" occurances in
> FFmpeg and let this job be done by the developers of C++ applications.
> The other solution would be adding these to the headers which are
> missing it.

I agree strongly with emoving them but I suspect this is
controversial. C++ users do not like being reminded that using C
libraries is a form of FFI and not native C++


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