[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] change AC3 to AC-3

Justin Ruggles justinruggles
Wed Aug 6 01:03:28 CEST 2008

The Wanderer wrote:
> Justin Ruggles wrote:
>> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>> On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 12:07:06PM -0400, Justin Ruggles wrote:
>>>> Well let me go on record as an objector then. :)
>>> What alternative do you suggest?
>> I'm not saying that this is what I always follow... but if I had to
>> choose a set of rules...
>> I think that a period should be used for either indicating the end of
>> a complete sentence or separating a Doxygen brief description from a
>> detailed description.  For capitalization, I think that the only
>> considerations should be normal English grammer: start of a sentence,
>> proper names, acronyms, etc...
> If I'm not mistaken, that's roughly the same as the current rule. The
> only question I see is, how do you define what counts as a "sentence"?
> Diego has, I believe, been using the definition that a sentence must
> have both a verb and an object, and anything which has both is one. This
> seems reasonable to me; it sometimes produces results which I do not
> find intuitive, but it has not to date produced results which I found
> seriously objectionable. Do you disagree with that definition? If so,
> what would you propose as an alternative?

Yes, that is exactly where I object.  I think that a sentence fragment
should not be treated as a complete sentence.  To me it seems more than
just counter-intuitive.

That said, I don't think it's something that should be strictly
enforced.  Either way should be acceptable, and should not be subject to
review, the same way general coding style is not subject to review
unless it is drammatically inconsistent or ugly.


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