[Ffmpeg-cvslog] CVS: ffmpeg/libavcodec avcodec.h, 1.393, 1.394ffv1.c, 1.32, 1.33 g726.c, 1.5, 1.6 h263.c, 1.279, 1.280 huffyuv.c, 1.61, 1.62 mpeg12.c, 1.235, 1.236 mpegvideo.c, 1.480, 1.481 snow.c, 1.60, 1.61

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Mon May 9 08:52:01 CEST 2005

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:

> "Robert Swain" <robert.swain at gmail.com> writes:
>> M?ns Rullg?rd <mru at mru.ath.cx> writes:
>>> Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> writes:
>>>> IMO the english word is unofficial, not inofficial.
>>> That's not a matter of opinion.  Both are fine.  However, the
>>> word English should be capitalized ;-)
>> It would appear 'inofficial' and 'nonofficial' are valid according
>> to http://www.dictionary.com but neither of those words exist in
>> the Cambridge dictionary at http://dictionary.cambridge.org I am
>> British and have never heard or read inofficial anywhere and would
>> much prefer unofficial if I am to be anal. But what do I know? :)
> Webster's Dictionary lists all three forms.  A google search also 
> turns up a fair number of matches for all of them, with unofficial in
> the lead, followed by inofficial, and nonofficial coming in last.
> I vote for leaving the code as is.  It's only been there for an hour
> or two, but changing code to use a different synonym makes little
> sense to me.

I'd vote for changing it (if I had a vote) - I recognize "unofficial" as
valid and common, and "non-official" as valid but not particularly
common, but regardless of what dictionaries say (the more descriptivist
dictionaries in particular) I don't think "inofficial" is a word.
Certainly I wouldn't think of it as a possible candidate for how to
express something, and if I saw it in a piece of documentation or
fiction (those being the two things I review) I'd recommend changing it
- it simply does not seem right to me.

       The Wanderer

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