[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH][RFC] add a list of generic tag names

Michael Niedermayer michaelni
Thu Dec 17 15:56:42 CET 2009

On Thu, Dec 17, 2009 at 08:02:13AM +0100, Anton Khirnov wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 16, 2009 at 12:52:46PM -0800, Baptiste Coudurier wrote:
> > Hi,
> > 
> > However I have a problem with changing author from artist and vice-versa.
> > mov has:
> >     case MKTAG(0xa9,'a','u','t'):
> >     case MKTAG(0xa9,'A','R','T'): key = "author";    break;
> > 
> > Clearly "ART" should be artist, however "aut" seems very much like
> > author to me, and only changing "ART" to artist makes sense.
> > 
> Sorry, I don't understand what is the problem here. 'author' and
> 'artist' are semantically equal, they both mean 'main creator of the
> work'.

Well, i think artist is more in the directon of actor / singer / painter
while author is more in the direction of writer / copyright owner
so IMHO they are not semantically equal but similar.
Though i guess a native englishmen could clarify this much better.

Michael     GnuPG fingerprint: 9FF2128B147EF6730BADF133611EC787040B0FAB

Its not that you shouldnt use gotos but rather that you should write
readable code and code with gotos often but not always is less readable
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