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

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Wed Aug 6 01:47:22 CEST 2008

Justin Ruggles wrote:

> The Wanderer wrote:
>> Justin Ruggles wrote:

>>> 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.

So, you think that some things which have both verb and object do not
constitute complete sentences?

Could you provide examples, to help narrow down the dividing line
between the two definitions?

Could you provide an alternative definition, or additional criteria by
which to disqualify?

       The Wanderer

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side of it.

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