[Ffmpeg-cvslog] r7275 - trunk/libavcodec/dsputil.c

The Wanderer inverseparadox
Tue Dec 12 00:02:20 CET 2006

M?ns Rullg?rd wrote:

> The Wanderer said:
>> mru wrote:
>>> Log:
>>> improved stack misalignment warning
>>> -                "so reporting it anywhere but to the compiler maintainers is senseless!\n");
>>> +                "Compiler did not align stack variables. Libavcodec has been miscompiled\n"
>>> +                "and may be very slow or crash. This is not a bug in libavcodec,\n"
>>> +                "but in the compiler. Do not report crashes to FFmpeg developers.\n");
>> Remaining (possibly new) errors:
>> "Libavcodec" instead of "libavcodec" - the name is correctly
>> lowercase, being at the beginning of a sentence makes no
>> difference.
> I wasn't aware that the naming of these libraries was that strict.

The naming of these libraries in particular probably isn't. I apply that
policy to all libraries, and all personal names, and all place names,
and so forth. Capitalization is part of the spelling of any name, and
varying it based on position is incorrect.

I acknowledge, for the record, that this is my own position and is not
the accepted practice of the world (or even of grammarians in
general)... but to see any name capitalized when it ordinarily is not
grates on me at least as much as to see a name left uncapitalized when
it ordinarily is, and I am campaigning - in my generally lazy way - to
change common practice.

(For a possible comparison, how wrong would it seem to you to see it
called - say - "LibAvCodec"?)

       The Wanderer

Warning: Simply because I argue an issue does not mean I agree with any
side of it.

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