[x264-devel] commit: Fix C99ism in r1066 (Jason Garrett-Glaser )

Mathieu Monnier manao at melix.net
Sat Jan 3 09:27:20 CET 2009

> ICC is a commercial product that is sold $600 apiece. Visual studio
> should probably cost around the same, right? (pardon my ignorance,
> I've not used a Windows machine for 10 years). Once you go commercial,
> all the tools that rotate around are commercial too, right?

MSVC 2005 and 2008 both have a free version ("express"), which enable 
most features of visual studio. The only feature lacking, in regard to 
x264, is profile guided optimization (fprofile for gcc).

Personnally, I like MSVC's IDE, and it should be possible to set it up 
to use mingw's gcc instead of microsoft compiler (I have never tried 
that myself, but I'm pretty sure it's possible).

In the end, the only thing that could justify keeping MSVC support would 
be if MSVC provided faster binaries. One should go back far enough in 
time when x264 didn't use any inline assembly and make the test (and a 
fair one, ie fprofile versus profile guided or non fprofiled versus 
normal building).



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