[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH 1/8] Deprecate avcodec_get_pix_fmt_name() in favor of the new av_get_pix_fmt_name().

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Sat Nov 13 02:01:57 CET 2010

On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 06:41:53PM -0200, Ramiro Polla wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 8, 2010 at 12:43 PM, Tomas H?rdin <tomas.hardin at codemill.se> wrote:
> > Basically what needs to be done for that is have the import libraries
> > also export global variables and not just the functions, thus exposing
> > the entire API. That or add getter functions for all global variables
> > (basically make our own stubs).
> Global variables are always exported. The problem is that MSVC is not
> capable of using globals from a DLL unless they're marked as
> __declspec(dllimport). I consider that a bug, not worth working around
> on our code with dllimports and such. Also I don't like the API
> clutter of adding getters for each global variable (specially since
> that's only a problem when linking to shared libraries with MSVC), but
> that's not up to me to decide.

I think we either should clearly say that the msvc linker is unsupported
and that the gnu linker has to be used on windows or we should provide getter/
setter functions for all global variables or workaround msvcs linking issues


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