[FFmpeg-cvslog] r21073 - trunk/libavfilter/avfilter.h
Fri Jan 8 04:48:12 CET 2010
On Thu, Jan 07, 2010 at 09:17:13PM -0500, Vitor Sessak wrote:
> Diego Biurrun wrote:
>> 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:
>>>>> 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
>> with me.
>> There's also the grammar issue: Third person singular creates a lot
>> of mistakes, especially from non-native writers. Let's avoid them.
> I don't know if this is the idea, but I'm against adding another
> review-enforced style guideline. For newcomers, having to pass a few review
> cycles to _just to get the style right_ might be a bit frustrating besides
> looking unwelcoming.
i agree about this, we should maybe even go over the style rules and think
if we maybe can drop some.
Michael GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB
it is not once nor twice but times without number that the same ideas make
their appearance in the world. -- Aristotle
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: Digital signature
More information about the ffmpeg-cvslog