[Mplayer-cvslog] CVS: main/libmpcodecs ve_lavc.c,1.97,1.98

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Thu Jul 22 18:02:09 CEST 2004

Diego Biurrun wrote:

> attila writes:
>> On Tue, Jul 20, 2004 at 02:06:33PM +0200, Michael Niedermayer CVS
>> wrote:
>>> CVS change done by Michael Niedermayer CVS
>>>                  lavc_param_psnr=0; // disable block
>>> +                mp_msg(MSGT_MENCODER,MSGL_ERR,"Can't open %s for writing. Check your permissions.\n",filename);
>>Hmm... i'd say here s/your/the/, but i'm not good at english :(
>>Diego ? Wanderer ?
> "your" is OK IMO, but "its" should be even better.

Yes, "your" works - it's saying "check the permissions which you are
using". The usage is perhaps a little nonstandard, but flows better than
some of the alternatives. It is, however, somewhat less precise than
might be desirable; I don't think "its" sounds as good, but it does have
the advantage of being more specific.

(Yes, it *is* possible to do detailed, in-depth grammatical analysis -
on at least an informal level - of a single word. It just usually isn't
worth the effort.)

       The Wanderer

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