[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH][RFC] -std=c99

Luca Abeni lucabe72
Thu Aug 21 17:16:54 CEST 2008

Hi Aurelien,

Aurelien Jacobs wrote:
>>> 4) I believe that adding "#define _BSD_SOURCE" at the top of udp.c (before
>>>     all the "#include"s) should fix the compilation (can anyone test? I do
>>>     not see the compilation failure, so I cannot test). And asking fro BSD
>>>     compatibility when using sockets looks like a good idea, so I think
>>>     this could be an acceptable solution...
>>> Ideas/comments?
>> It seems this is the only sensible option we have.  The one thing I don't
>> like about it is that by messing with reserved namespace (_BSD_SOURCE),
>> we are invoking undefined behaviour. There is no telling what some other
>> libc might do if this is defined.  In reality, the risk of something nasty
>> happening is probably quite low.
> Another solution is probably to define _SVID_SOURCE.

Yes, I think that would work too. Another option could be defining

I proposed _BSD_SOURCE because I see sockets as a BSD thing, but I am ok
with any of the three possibilities.
So, if:
1) someone can confirm that defining one of the three symbols mentioned above
    fixes the build
2) there is an agreement on the symbol that is better to define
3) noone is against the fix
then I'd like to commit the fix in few days.


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