[vlc-devel] [PATCH 05/12] Replace variable-length arrays by calls to alloca() for C90 compliance.

Jean-Baptiste Kempf jb at videolan.org
Sun Dec 1 16:56:31 CET 2013

On 30 Nov, Rémi Denis-Courmont wrote :
> VLC is C99 code (plus some easy to backport C11 features). Use a C99-
> compatible compiler.

This is true. However, VLA are now optional in C11, and I'm afraid MSVC
will not supports that ever.
The rest of C99 is now almost supported, as this patch series shows.

On a lighter note, Mans would say: "VLA are evil" [1]

With my kindest regards,

[1] http://ffmpeg.org/pipermail/ffmpeg-cvslog/2012-October/055261.html

Jean-Baptiste Kempf
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