[MPlayer-DOCS] CVS: main/DOCS/man/en mplayer.1,1.1123,1.1124
inverseparadox at comcast.net
Tue Oct 11 04:15:07 CEST 2005
Paul TT wrote:
> On Wed, 5 Oct 2005 00:57:09 +0200 (CEST)
> syncmail at mplayerhq.hu (Diego Biurrun CVS) wrote:
>> CVS change done by Diego Biurrun CVS
>> Update of /cvsroot/mplayer/main/DOCS/man/en
>> In directory mail:/var2/tmp/cvs-serv11150
>> Modified Files:
>> Log Message:
>> Add missing keys to the keyboard section, fix typos in that section.
>> +Load subtitle.
>> .IPs c\ \ \ \
>> -Skin browser.
>> +skin browser
>> .IPs p\ \ \ \
>> -Toggle playlist.
>> +.IPs r\ \ \ \
> why "Load subtitle." and not "Skin browser." (whith dot and capital
> letter, i mean)????
Because "Load" is a verb, and thus "Load subtitle." is a full sentence -
but "skin browser" is a noun phrase (my guess as to the corresponding
full sentence would be "open the skin browser" or something like that).
"Toggle playlist." I think actually makes more sense than "playlist", as
an explanation of what is being done (although I don't actually know if
I understand how a playlist can be toggled - ?), but presumably there
was a reason for the change at the time.
The rule used in MPlayer's documentation is that if a sentence has a
verb, then it gets to begin with a capital letter and end with a period,
but if it doesn't have a verb then it doesn't do either of those.
Warning: Simply because I argue an issue does not mean I agree with any
side of it.
Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.
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