[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] VFW capture support

Christian Iversen chrivers
Mon Mar 3 20:43:47 CET 2008

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Ramiro Polla wrote:
>> Hello Rich,
>> Rich Felker wrote:
>>> Not to mention the name
>>> DWORD is _incorrect_!!!
>> Sorry, I don't see how it's incorrect. Please enlighten us.
> DWORD is short for double-word.  Nowadays, a word is usually 32
> or 64 bits in size, and hence calling a 32-bit quantity DWORD
> is incorrect.  It was correct, but stupid, on 16-bit machines.

It is, of course, historical. However, it is also all over the intel CPU

Med venlig hilsen
Christian Iversen

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