[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main/DOCS/tech colorspaces.txt,1.14,1.15

The Wanderer inverseparadox at comcast.net
Wed Mar 1 00:58:43 CET 2006

Alan Curry wrote:

> The Wanderer writes the following:
>> By my memory of hyphenation policy, this is the correct way to say
>> "4-, 8-, 15-, and 16-bit"; however, immediately above there is the
>> form "little- or big-endian", which uses the other approach, Does
>> one of these in fact need to be corrected, to be in line with
>> policy?
> mplayer has an English hyphenation policy? Wow, and I thought Debian
> Policy was strict...

It arose from the fact that people's opinions on whether or not any
given thing should be hyphenated kept being different, which would have
led to wildly inconsistent hyphenation based on exactly who last
reviewed and "corrected" any given piece of documentation. To avoid
that, one form was chosen (somewhat arbitrarily) as the "official" one,
and we've mostly stuck with that since.

>> In the above three pragraphs, you have "3 components", "four
>> characters", "4 components", and "3 characters"; the numbers should
>> be made consistent.
> The 5th (or should I say fifth) line of the file already says:
> - Planar mode means: You have 3 separate images, one for each component,
> so at least the inconsistency is consistent.

...I don't see how this has to do with the inconsistency I noted. Since
there is only one number in that line, it does not appear to demonstrate
any inconsistency.

That line is, admittedly, not in line with what I said I think flows
better; however, flow issues are not the same as consistency issues, and
the latter are what I was talking about.

       The Wanderer

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

Secrecy is the beginning of tyranny.

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