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

Jan Knutar jknutar
Sun Jul 2 16:47:04 CEST 2006

On Sunday 02 July 2006 07:47, Bobby Bingham wrote:
> > 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.

There's nothing preventing char from being 16 bits though. Or 12.

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