[MPlayer-DOCS] CVS: main/DOCS/xml/en encoding-guide.xml, 1.36, 1.37

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Sat Dec 31 18:21:46 CET 2005

Diego Biurrun wrote:
>>>AFAIU it is considered good style to avoid short forms in written text,
>>>but on the other hand it is used as a stylistic device to make texts a
>>>little less dry and more conversational.
>>>So yes, I assume the "no short forms" rule could or maybe should be
>>>revisited.  What do you think?
>>[ explanation ] 
>>In the end, it's a matter of style. I don't know if there are any
>>formal, generally-accepted documentation rules that prohibit
>>contractions, but I prefer to use them now and then in my general writing.
> OK, I propose going with the Wanderer's suggestion then: Avoid short
> forms in the more formal man page, allow them in the rest of the
> documentation where a more informal writing style is adequate.

That's fine with me.


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