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

Justin Ruggles justinruggles
Wed Aug 6 02:08:27 CEST 2008

The Wanderer wrote:
> 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?

I think the main point here is the difference between a complete
sentence and a dependent clause.  The latter may have a verb and an
object, but cannot stand alone as a complete sentence.



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