[Ffmpeg-cvslog] r8410 - trunk/doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi

Rich Felker dalias
Thu Mar 15 23:02:00 CET 2007

On Thu, Mar 15, 2007 at 05:42:03PM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
> michael wrote:
> >Author: michael
> >Date: Thu Mar 15 13:18:47 2007
> >New Revision: 8410
> >
> >Modified:
> >   trunk/doc/ffmpeg-doc.texi
> >
> >Log:
> >add a entry to the policy about fixing warnings (i think this is common 
> >sense but if anydeveloper disagrees, just say so
> >and ill revert it and we can disscuss it on ffmpeg-dev)
> >+ at item
> >+    Do not change code to hide warnings without ensuring that the 
> >underlaying
> >+    logic is correct and thus the warning was inappropriate
> Minor nit: "underlying". (The specific reasons why elude me for the
> moment, but I believe it's something to do with the fact that "underlay"
> would be past tense but we want a sort of 'continuing present' tense
> here.)

It's because the verb lie (present participle form = lying) is
intransitive ("The Wanderer lies not in his home, for he has no home."
;) whereas the very lay is transitive ("The Wanderer lays an egg." ;).
Hopefully this clears it up.

I suppose "underlaying" would mean laying something underneath, rather
than having one's own position be underneath. :)


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