[FFmpeg-devel] avutil/crc: avoid needless space wastage of hardcoded crc table

Nicolas George george at nsup.org
Thu Dec 3 10:19:16 CET 2015

Le tridi 13 frimaire, an CCXXIV, wm4 a écrit :
> So the goal is not to make it simple to write application code in a way
> that will be ABI compatible with newer FFmpeg minor releases?

Stop being a caricature.

The goal was to be ABI-compatible with the fork. Considering the hostile
stance of the fork at the time, this was not an easy task, obviously, and
causes a lot of drawbacks for developers, but it also meant that users could
just drop the FFmpeg libraries in /usr/local on their Debian or Gentoo and
have them replace the system's libav libraries for the better. Convenience
for the users has always been a major goal.

It is pretty easy for you to say, in hindsight, that it was useless, but it
is also very insulting for the people who were involved in the project at
the time.


  Nicolas George
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