[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix some typos in avfilter.h

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Sun Aug 24 21:24:21 CEST 2008

Stefano Sabatini wrote:

> On date Saturday 2008-08-23 22:21:50 -0400, The Wanderer encoded:
>> Michael Niedermayer wrote:

>>> and the third is outright wrong and could lead serious confusion
>>> (thats all IMHO of course)
> Yes again, and I now see that my correction was outright wrong,
> anyway the way the sentence is formulated leads naturally to
> confusion, as I was reading it as:
> And all the references of
>     a and b,
>     and a and b
> will be deallocated.
> so it seemed to me just a wrong repetition, so maybe some
> reforumlation may improve its clearness.

I can see what you're talking about. It read clearly enough to me, but
it could certainly be made less potentially ambiguous, though I'm having
a hard time of coming up with a way to do it without using uncommon
grammatical forms - something like "Also deallocates a, b, and all
references thereof.", which is technically correct but will seem awkward
to many people.

       The Wanderer

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