[Ffmpeg-devel] Re: FFMPEG code a mess

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Mon Sep 19 23:39:32 CEST 2005


On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 05:56:37PM -0400, Dave Dodge wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 19, 2005 at 08:47:16AM +0200, G?bor Farkas wrote:
> > personally, i prefer python to java btw...
> Most of my recent prototyping has been with Lua, which like anything
> else has good points and bad points.
> > for example, python is trying to get rid of the 'int'/'long' data
> > types and only have one integer data type. i like the idea.
> Lua has a single native numeric type, normally implemented as a C
> double.  If you need something else, you can change it when you build

supporting only doubles has a flaw, 64 bit ints cant be converted to doubles
without loosing the least significant bits
so IMHO if a language supports only one type it should be able to store at
least 64bit ints and doubles with no loss of precission



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