[FFmpeg-cvslog] r21073 - trunk/libavfilter/avfilter.h
Fri Jan 8 01:42:22 CET 2010
On Fri, Jan 08, 2010 at 12:02:11AM +0100, Stefano Sabatini wrote:
> On date Thursday 2010-01-07 23:57:33 +0100, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 11:44:33PM +0100, stefano wrote:
> > >
> > > Log:
> > > Fix doxy, use third person.
> > I made up my mind, I hate it.
> That was discussed long time ago, and we decided to comply with
> JavaDoc recommendations.
I faintly remember something, but I never liked it in the first place.
I just compared POSIX docs and looked at a few random man pages. The
former is completely written in nonpersonal form, the latter mostly.
> That said, if you want to convert each doxy
> to impersonal form I won't object - my only request is to keep it
> consistent - but that would be higly wasted time I think.
We have more doxy in non-third-person form than the other way around.
So the wasted time is being spent on making things less consistent
right now. But let's leave this aside for now.
I've just asked around on IRC, a majority of native speakers agrees
There's also the grammar issue: Third person singular creates a lot
of mistakes, especially from non-native writers. Let's avoid them.
I suggest we make this policy. Discussing it back and forth will
lead us nowhere, but nonpersonal style is the proper way IMNSHO.
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