[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Correct inttypes.h emulation for Visual Studio

Rich Felker dalias
Tue Dec 5 06:43:52 CET 2006

On Mon, Dec 04, 2006 at 12:37:41PM +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > Who is 'we'? The list? The orthodox ffmpeg purists as opposed
> > to the M$-heretics? Or pluralis majestatis?
> You did note that it was not the "orthodox ffmpeg purists" that started
> flinging around terms like "hate" and similar when they were told that a
> patch was rejected, didn't you?
> How come that you will immediately get written of as "orthodox purist"
> when you insist that a workaround has to be made in a general way, not
> as a library-specific hack?  As a "gcc lover" when the problem has
> nothing to do with gcc?  As a "Linux-only type" when the problem has
> nothing to do with operating systems at all?  As "opposing portability"
> when you insist on general (and thus really portable!) solutions instead
> of system-specific bandaids?
> Portable programming is not accumulating special cases for every
> imaginable combination of CPU architecture, operating system and
> development environment.

Beautiful. Someone should archive this in the annals of wisdom from
the depths of mphq. :)


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