[FFmpeg-cvslog] r24039 - trunk/doc/developer.texi
Sun Jul 4 17:40:03 CEST 2010
Date: Sun Jul 4 17:40:03 2010
New Revision: 24039
Date: Sat Jul 3 20:19:38 2010
New Revision: 24023
State in the guidelines that function and parameter descriptions in
the doxy must use impersonal verbal form.
This form is apparently favored by most English speaker developers,
and has the advantage of being easier to use than the third person
This should hopefully put an end to the Third Person Holy Bikeshed
The change was neither discussed on the FFmpeg ML, nor approved by the
The Holy War will continue soon on FFmpeg-devel, stay tuned ;-).
--- trunk/doc/developer.texi Sun Jul 4 14:43:18 2010 (r24038)
+++ trunk/doc/developer.texi Sun Jul 4 17:40:03 2010 (r24039)
@@ -83,9 +83,6 @@ format (see examples below) so that code
can be generated automatically. All nontrivial functions should have a comment
above them explaining what the function does, even if it is just one sentence.
All structures and their member variables should be documented, too.
-Impersonal form must be used for the function and parameter
-descriptions, e.g. "Set the bikeshed color." is favored over "Sets the
* @@file mpeg.c
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