[vlc-devel] [PATCH] Temporarily work around crashing on Windows due to %zu

Rémi Denis-Courmont rem at videolan.org
Mon Nov 17 16:40:42 CET 2008

On Monday 17 November 2008 13:08:28 Pierre Ynard, you wrote:
> The printf functions on Windows don't support the z length modifier,
> which can shift field arguments, and causes an unconditional crash in
> modules.c on start-up. For now, strip it on Windows and have vlc work
> again, until a better solution is found and applied.

In this particular case, storing an unsigned instead of a size_t would be 
simpler. But my concern remain that this fix is pointless as it only 
addresses the tip of the iceberg. We have quite a bunch of other %z and %j 
throughout and not all of them can/should be turned into ints.

Rémi Denis-Courmont

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