[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Enable swscale by default

Robert Swain robert.swain
Sun Sep 14 22:44:26 CEST 2008

2008/9/14 Guillaume POIRIER <poirierg at gmail.com>:
> On Sun, Sep 14, 2008 at 3:56 PM, Michael Niedermayer <michaelni at gmx.at> wrote:
>> The second part that exists is the begin of a failed yuv2rgb rewrite, here
>> the student choose to use wiki instead of git to keep track of the code,
>> the code contained assumtations like a^b being pow(a,b).
> How is it possible that this guy has been accepted since qualification
> tasks are supposed to at least ensure that the student know C and is
> able to program?
> I'm puzzled.

I hope this is a miscommunication and the wiki notation Keiji used is
not intended to be C but rather shorthand development of ideas.

If patches were submitted that contained no pow() and only ^ in place
of pow() and this was questioned, maybe Keiji would have admitted that
he either did not know (unlikely, hence everyone's outrage) or used
the wiki for quicker notes where ^ might more traditionally, outside
the programming world, be considered as a power raising operator.

Regardless, aside from being sure that people are reasonably competent
with C through the qualification tasks and application process, I
don't think this discussion has any real merit but to poke fun at
something which is most likely a misunderstanding.

Why jump on someone when nurturing them could lead to improvements in
the project which is ultimately what we all want?


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