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

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Aug 6 10:36:30 CEST 2008

Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de> writes:

> On Tue, Aug 05, 2008 at 08:08:27PM -0400, Justin Ruggles wrote:
>> 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.
>> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dependent_clause
> Still a verb is a necessary requirement for a sentence to be complete.
> The purpose of my rule is to be easily applicable by non-native speakers
> without much knowledge or interest in grammar while still producing
> correct results in >95% of the cases.
> Also, why would you want to capitalize a phrase like "the simplest AC-3
> encoder"?

Do all your printed books have the title written in lowercase?  Mine
don't, and most of them don't have a verb in the title.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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