[vlc-devel] commit: Remove enums from public APIs ( Rémi Denis-Courmont )

Pierre d'Herbemont pdherbemont at free.fr
Mon Jun 29 20:15:57 CEST 2009

On Mon, Jun 29, 2009 at 10:37 AM, Rémi Denis-Courmont<remi at remlab.net> wrote:
> Le lundi 29 juin 2009 20:29:14 Pierre d'Herbemont, vous avez écrit :
>> Note, we have to remove enum because C is not ABI safe, both cases are
>> hacks.
> The compiler can choose any integer type of sufficient size to represent an
> enum. If we are solely concerned about future proofing w.r.t. the C calling
> convention, then we can revert this commit, set a dummy maximum value of any
> enum to, say 32767 (the minimum legal value for INT_MAX), and be done with it.
> I think that would be much better than your hackish proposal.

That's so platform dependent, and thus so hackish as well :)

But this seems like a good enough compromise. My point is not to loose
information, and with this fix, we loose nothing.


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