[FFmpeg-devel] for ffmpeg org

Reimar Döffinger Reimar.Doeffinger at gmx.de
Sat Feb 11 11:36:20 CET 2012

On Sat, Feb 11, 2012 at 09:22:47AM +0000, Peter Wimmer (Lists) wrote:
> > No, that is not really the reason.
> > The reason is that Microsoft no longer supports C, only C++.
> Compilation in Visual Studio would be *extremely* useful, not only for me but for many people.
> There so many C libraries that can be compiled with GNU and Microsoft compilers that above statements are only poor excuses. The truth is that some people here simply dislike Microsoft and their products.

Please don't go around and insult people just because you don't like
their choices.
Several people have posted examples in this thread why going back to
C89 would make a mess out of the code.
Several people have said they have done the changes but none have
so far made anything public as far as I can tell, maybe you should
be complaining about your fellow VisualStudio users keeping their
changes to themselves instead of expecting people who maybe don't
even have a Windows installation to support it?
And to officially support it we'd definitely need someone to
come forward and believably promise to keep it working, which
includes at least trying to get an automated FATE testing going.
Apart from that, how many of those C libraries that work with
VisualStudio do not directly support C++ like FFmpeg does?

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