[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] [RFC] avoid _vscnprintf since it exists only since WinXP.

Derek Buitenhuis derek.buitenhuis at gmail.com
Sun Jul 22 21:38:43 CEST 2012

On 22/07/2012 3:05 PM, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> The MSDN documentation is wrong, this function does not exist
> on e.g. Win2k.
> By my reading of the only case where it is used, this hack should work
> almost as well, though it is ugly and comes with a risk of breaking
> in the future.

Why? Do we really support OSes that MS doesn't even support anymore?

If someone is using Win2k, they're already using an unsupported OS that
things will likely not work on. Adding this sort of thing for such a
purpose is just silly.

This sort of stuff pollutes the code base, and compounds over time.

"Bawwwwwww this binary won't work on my OS from 12 years ago that isn't
even supported by it's author!"

- Derek

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