[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] remove MSVC-specific

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger
Tue Mar 11 21:10:41 CET 2008

On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 06:54:47AM +1100, pross at xvid.org wrote:
> On Tue, Mar 11, 2008 at 02:59:51PM +0100, Reimar D?ffinger wrote:
> > I do not know who you think of, but if you haven't noticed gcc,
> > binutils, Solaris userland, OS/2 all have received similar levels of
> > flames (and in the case of OS/2 IIRC much harder to reimplement code was
> > removed than this MSVC stuff). Also IIRC for OS/2 things moved much more
> > smoothly after people stopped insisting on ugly hacks.
> this line of argument would be justified if the patch that iniaited this
> discussion was to remove an 'ugly hack'. but the two lines of code
> in mem.h are not ugly, and if anything, replicate similiar 'ugly
> hacks' used for memory alignment with icc and gcc.

Those other lines have "maintainers" within the FFmpeg project, and both
are even regularly tested, both by normal users and by FATE.
Also I was not arguing for removing those lines, I was arguing that we
do not make a MSVC developer's so hard that it would be completely
unacceptable to maintain the support for it (the little that is there)
or at least answer our questions about it.

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