[FFmpeg-devel] [PATCH] fix two spelling errors

Andreas Cadhalpun andreas.cadhalpun at googlemail.com
Sun Sep 7 00:08:18 CEST 2014

On 06.09.2014 13:45, Reimar Döffinger wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 06, 2014 at 12:13:30PM +0200, Andreas Cadhalpun wrote:
>> -Effectively this allows to add padding with zeros from the left.
>> +Effectively this allows one to add padding with zeros from the left.
> Huh? I don't think the second is more correct, and it sure sounds worse.
> What is this trying to say anyway?

The 'allows to' phrase is detected as spelling mistake by lintian.
But I agree, that it doesn't sound much better with the 'one' added.

> Does it mean to say "This will pad with zeros from the left"?
> The words "+Effectively" and "allows" to me seem to be just useless
> and confusing fillers and should go, most uses of such filler words
> is misplaced in documentation.

I'm wondering whether it will only pad, or also truncate the output, if 
it is too long? (I think it won't.)
Reading the whole paragraph again, I noticed that some articles are 
missing, as well.
Attached is a patch trying to improve the wording of this paragraph.

Best regards,

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