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

Diego Biurrun diego
Wed Aug 6 09:52:03 CEST 2008

On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 07:03:28PM -0400, Justin Ruggles wrote:
> 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.

Where did I say that a sentence fragment should be treated as a
sentence?  If I did, that surely was not my intention.

In any case sentence fragments used in longer blocks of text are an
indication of bad style.  Avoiding them is almost always an improvement.

> 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.

You asked for a review, you got one...

This is not strictly enforced and I do not change it in files I review,
if it is handled in a more or less consistent fashion (which most of the
time, it is not).  However, when it comes to Doxygen documentation, then
I believe we should strive for a general consistent style across all


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