[Ffmpeg-cvslog] CVS: ffmpeg/doc ffserver.conf,1.18,1.19

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Thu Jun 9 22:38:58 CEST 2005

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:

> The Wanderer <inverseparadox at comcast.net> writes:
>> Diego Biurrun CVS wrote:
>>> # ogg        : Ogg format (Vorbis audio codec)
>>> # rm         : Real Networks compatible stream. Multiplexed audio and video.
>>> # ra         : Real Networks compatible stream. Audio only.
>> Not actually something modified by the patch, but: it's my
>> understanding that that is correctly written "RealNetworks", i.e.
>> without the space. I also have my usual
>> theoretically-ambiguous-meaning objections about hyphenation of
>> adjectival phrases (i.e., is it a "stream" compatible with
>> RealNetworks, or is it a "compatible stream" of the type known as 
>> RealNetworks?), but nobody seems to agree with me on that.
> If RealNetworks produced a "compatible stream", that would be
> breaking news indeed.  A "RealNetworks compatible" stream, although
> somewhat of an oxymoron, is far more likely.  Hence, little or no
> ambiguity.

Yes, I know, that's why I said that it was "theoretically" ambiguous. In
practice the meaning is apparent, but my point was that it is not
formally clear, if one looks at only the types of words which are used
and ignores their specific meanings. My objections apply equally well to
ay adjectival phrase or noun phrase for which the grouping is
potentially unclear, and the actual content of that phrase is completely
irrelevant to whether or not it bothers me.

       The Wanderer

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