[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] Common ACELP code & G.729 [2/7] - pitch lag decoding

Robert Swain robert.swain
Wed Jun 18 18:31:48 CEST 2008

2008/6/18 Reimar D?ffinger <Reimar.Doeffinger at stud.uni-karlsruhe.de>:
> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 10:21:19AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 03:45:43AM +0200, Michael Niedermayer wrote:
>> > ask diego, he is the master of english consistency.
>> > Iam not a native english speaker and do not really know the difference
>> > (if there is any) between lag and delay.
>> TTBOMK both are synonyms.
> While I can't pinpoint the difference (and have no clue what TTBOMK is
> supposed to mean) I don't think they are always substitutable. I can't
> imagine someone saying "The train is 5 minutes lagged".

On topic:
The word 'lag' could be used in that context but the grammar would
have to be slightly different for me to feel comfortable with it being
everyday usage. "The train is 5 minutes delayed" sounds a little
clumsy to my English ears. I would rather hear "The train has been
delayed by 5 minutes". The 'lag' alternative might be "The train is
lagging 5 minutes behind schedule." But 'lagging behind' is a common
phrase using 'lag' so I'm biased by that.

Considering 'lag' versus 'delay', I think I have consistently used
'lag' in my AMR code I think, mainly because it's shorter. :)

Off topic:
I also have no idea what TTBOMK is supposed to mean. To quote from
"[FFmpeg-soc] [soc]: r2396 - aacenc/aacenc.c":

2008/6/7 Robert Swain <robert.swain at gmail.com>:
> 2008/6/7 Diego Biurrun <diego at biurrun.de>:
>> FTLIW, I prefer 'c' or 'ctx', but use whatever floats your boat.
> (Why does everyone insist on using random acronyms that aren't common
> usage? It's very annoying!)
> Though I guess you meant "For the little it's worth" or something
> along those lines. If I'm finding it awkward to read the acronyms as
> an English-speaking country native I dread to think of the nightmares
> other people are having trying to read all this acronym-ised crap.
> Just my two pence.

Thank you for providing further evidence. :)


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