[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Chinese AVS video decoder

Bobby Bingham uhmmmm
Sun Jul 2 06:47:47 CEST 2006

> And it's very reasonable to have such a unit be a standard type, but I
> still don't think it makes much sense to call it "char" when it
> apparently has nothing to do with character data as such.

But back in the day, when it was given the name "char", they seem to have  
only been thinking about Western European languages.  And from that view,  
you can fit a single character in a byte.  Though as you've noticed, that  
idea was rather short-sighted and shows its age now.

Bobby Bingham

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