Linux for Video Production (O'ReillyNet)
Posted Aug 19, 2005 22:48 UTC (Fri) by jwb
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The complete lack of video editing software written in C should tip you off to how easy that kind of project would be. A video editing suite has a lot of codecs and data moving, to be sure, but 99% of the programming work is done in the interface. And if you've ever programmed, for example, GTK+ to the C API, you know it's just line after line after line of strcmp this, malloc that. Python is far more productive with pygtk!
I really don't think any project should be judged by its implementation details. In fact, when I see a project that describes itself as "Foobar 2.0 is a multithreaded C++ application ..." I know I shouldn't use it, because the developer is more interested in *how* the program is written than the features it has.
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