[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] MMX for Win64
Wed May 7 12:30:40 CEST 2008
On Wed, May 07, 2008 at 11:05:42AM +0100, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> The point is, immediately seeing
> that something is a struct, without searching for a definition, is often
> helpful, especially to other people than the author of the code.
Well, that is my problem: I don't see how.
If you have to find the definition to know it is a struct that means:
- The variable/argument is not really used anywhere nearby (except maybe
in an assignment).
- You have no idea what it contains, so even if you know it is a struct,
how could you use that knowledge?
I currently really do not see a case where it is really any help to know
it is a struct - possibly with the exception of input/output
parameters, but even there a doxygen comment seems much more useful, and
more likely to be up-to-date (in this case, the code might be using int
* only for compatibility without actually changing it).
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