[Mplayer-cvslog] CVS: main README,1.3,1.4

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Sat Jun 29 17:32:35 CEST 2002

Arpi writes:
 > > MPlayer currently works best from the command line, but there is a GUI with skin
 > > ^--------------------------------- 80 ----------------------------------------^
 > > 12345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890123456789012345678901234567890
 > yes, i've find that 'joe' only displays 79 chars of text, and always left
 > the last 80th char empty. dunno why...
 > anyway you said it's 79, i said it's 81, and it's 80...
 > no one of us hit :)

Yes, maybe we should learn to ... count ;-)

 > > I'm beginning to understand what is confusing me.  My favorite editor
 > > is XEmacs and I use its column number mode to see which column I am
 > > on.  It starts counting at 0 instead of 1.  Mystery solved.  Sorry for
 > > being such a stubborn pest.  Revised patch with 79 character
 > > linebreaks coming up right now.
 > please, instead of arguing about 79 vs 80 vs 81, please avoid unneeded
 > line re-wraps when possible. do it only if you had to insert or remove long
 > words. it makes diff readable, and less conflict
 > it's somewhat the same as running 'indent' on the c sources just for fun,
 > without any reason

Yes, you have a point.  Docs are somewhat different, though.
Consistency is an important part of any written document.  It makes it
look more professional and polished and ultimately a tad easier to
read. Stuff like spelling and punctuation are cosmetic in the end, but
I think you agree that they should still be correct and consistent.
Maybe you could compare it to something like the consistent use of
interfaces throughout a program.  But this is starting to get slightly


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