[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] VFW capture support

Christian Iversen chrivers
Mon Mar 3 22:56:43 CET 2008

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Christian Iversen <chrivers at iversen-net.dk> writes:
>> 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.
> Doesn't make it less stupid.  It is also no excuse to use it in new
> code.

Absolutely right.

>> However, it is also all over the intel CPU manuals.
> There's a reason they call it wintel.

Right. Still, it's not _just_ windows.

And yes, it really is horrible, and should preferably never be used.

Med venlig hilsen
Christian Iversen

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