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

Clément Bœsch u at pkh.me
Thu Dec 3 10:18:59 CET 2015

On Thu, Dec 03, 2015 at 10:08:50AM +0100, wm4 wrote:
> On Thu, 3 Dec 2015 09:17:22 +0100
> Nicolas George <george at nsup.org> wrote:
> > Le tridi 13 frimaire, an CCXXIV, wm4 a écrit :
> > > You could just append them to the end, like all new constants.  
> > 
> > That does not prevent ABI incompatibilities.
> It removes the need for such hacks.
> > > But someone preferred to make life harder and worse for everyone by
> > > trying to keep the FFmpeg ABI somewhat compatible to Libav  
> > 
> > Please refrain from disparaging other people's work when they do not have
> > the same goals as you.
> 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?

I think Nicolas was just initially saying that the padding added was meant
to preserve ABI compatibility when it was something we cared about.
Apparently, we agreed to stop this (not sure if everyone agreed but we
did). So while that hack doesn't matter anymore, the point was that it was
not meaningless; it was just a clarification.

Can we move on to something else?

Clément B.
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