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Subject: Re: how is strnatcmp aka "Interpret numbers while sorting" supposed to sort?

Re: how is strnatcmp aka "Interpret numbers while sorting" supposed to sort?

From: Paul Louden <paulthenerd_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:41:02 -0500

Al Le wrote:
>> I don't see why "we can describe it" is a reason to use our own
>> method - we can describe methods we get the code for from elsewhere too.
>
> But, as you pointed out above, such a complicated logic requires a
> long description with many examples illustrating all the quirks. Which
> makes such a description pointless since nobody would grasp it.

I disagree. With sorting you can give examples. Saying "nobody would
grasp it" is overly broad when you don't even know how long the set of
rules even is, yet.
Received on 2009-03-18


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