[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH]doc/platform: Mention musl where x86_32 is not supported

u-9iep at aetey.se u-9iep at aetey.se
Mon Oct 3 21:14:41 EEST 2016

On Mon, Oct 03, 2016 at 07:28:08PM +0200, Hendrik Leppkes wrote:
> > Again: no offence! Standard libraries are just a quite different area,
> > it postulated other skills and presents other implementation challenges
> > than multimedia programming.
> Optimized code is the same everywhere, you just write different algorithms.

Note "the same everywhere".

Optimization goals, constraints and strategies are different in different

No one is an expert in all of the various domains. Not me, not you.

Yes it is hard to accept this, especially for very bright people who really
know exceptionally many things - but "a lot" is not enough for everywhere.

I hope we can stop discussing musl internals, there is no reason to do it
on this list, nor other prerequisits for the discussion to make sense.

As a concerned user of ffmpeg on 32-bit Intel I plead to make ffmpeg
fully usable on this platform regardless of the internals of the C
library being used.

IOW I plead to make ffmpeg conform to the standards. My expectation
and hope is that this can be done without making a noticeable performance

Relying on C library internals is a hack, and not a robust one.


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