[MPlayer-DOCS] [PATCH] Update x264's manpage section

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Mon Oct 13 23:36:07 CEST 2008

Diego Biurrun wrote:

> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 10:28:08PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> On Mon, Oct 13, 2008 at 03:17:26PM +0200, Guillaume POIRIER wrote:

>>> --- DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1	(r??vision 27751)
>>> +++ DOCS/man/en/mplayer.1	(copie de travail)
>>>  .IPs 7
>>> -Enables rate-distortion optimization of motion vectors and intra modes. (best)
>>> +Enables rate-distortion optimization of macroblock types in all frames.
>> rate distortion, same below
> It seems like rate-distortion is the more common spelling, so scratch
> that...

There's probably a reason for that. By my understanding of the way
grouping works in English, since you have an adjective+noun pair
modifying a second noun, you need to join the first adjective to its
noun somehow because the two of them effectively constitute a single
unit; the hyphen is the standard way of doing that.

That's absolutely not a formal rule as far as I'm aware, but it is my
assessment based on an extended informal study of the subject.

       The Wanderer

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side of it.

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