[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] Public API for RC4 and DES
Mon Feb 2 11:52:32 CET 2009
On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 10:22:50AM +0000, M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
> Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de> writes:
> > On Mon, Feb 02, 2009 at 10:59:16AM +0100, Marc Mason wrote:
> >> Then, why not just declare rc4 on the stack, and pass its address?
> >> struct AVRC4 rc4;
> >> [...]
> >> /* rc4 = av_malloc(av_rc4_size); UNNECESSARY */
> >> /* pass &rc4 around */
> >> [...]
> >> /* av_free(rc4); UNNECESSARY */
> >> I must be missing something?
> > You miss that the size of struct AVRC4 is not known to the compiler.
> Why is the interface done in such a twisted way?
so the struct can be changed without breaking ABI
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