[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Fix some typos in avfilter.h
Sun Aug 24 22:04:36 CEST 2008
The Wanderer said:
> 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.
What about "And all the references of a and b, and a and b themselves will
be deallocated" ?
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