[Ffmpeg-devel] [PATCH]Update Doxygen comments for libavutil/tree.h

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Tue Feb 27 00:05:02 CET 2007

Trent Piepho wrote:

> On Mon, 26 Feb 2007, [iso-8859-1] M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:
>> Trent Piepho <xyzzy at speakeasy.org> writes:
>>> On Mon, 26 Feb 2007, Dujardin Bernard wrote:

>>> It has been a long time since I learned this stuff, but I don't
>>> think "NULL is returned" is correct.  What tense is "is returned"
>>> supposed to be?
>> That would be the present simple tense.  It is the same form as
>> "the car is driven".
> Or is "returned" in "NULL is returned." acting as a participial
> adjective? For example, in "The car is damaged," the word damaged is
> not functioning as a verb, but as an adjective.
> I guess if you say, "NULL is returned by the function," then clearly
> "is retruned" is a verb in the present simple tense and the passive
> voice.
> Still, using the present simple after an if clause seems wrong to me.
FTLIW, it doesn't to me.

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