[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Use _snprintf for mingw build

Fred Rothganger fred
Mon Oct 15 07:17:37 CEST 2007

Zuxy Meng wrote:
> I don't think MSVC is a supported platform.
True.  In fact, one exposes himself to censure by even daring to use it. :)

However, I'm not trying to compile FFmpeg under MSVC, but merely to link 
to mingw binaries.

>  Furthermore MS's _snprintf
> isn't the same as snprintf: the result of the former isn't guaranteed
> to be zero terminated.
> Actually MinGW runtime has provided a sane snprintf.
Are you suggesting there is a way to link in a better snprintf() when 
building a executable image using MSVC?  If so, please advise on the 
procedure.  Would this consist of linking one of the libmsvcr*.a files 
from the mingw directory and completely suppressing any automatic 
linkage of the MSVC runtime?

-- Fred

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