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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: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 03:21:35 -0500

Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
>
> Or, instead of doing a poll, why not do it in the same way as the
> major file browsers do? After all, "normal" people would probably
> expect Rockbox to sort the files in the same order as the computer
> file browser does, wouldn't they?
I've stated my position several times: I think we should decide whether
we want to mimic the file browsers or not. If we do, I think we should
mimic all their sorting quirks that we can, rather than suggest we're
"like" them but with our own choices as to where to go our own way.

If we're not going to mimic them, I think respecting intentional 0s is
the way to go. Personal opinion, yes, but at least some people I know
seem to think "04" is not the same as "4" linguistically, or really at
all outside of actually doing math on it.
Received on 2009-03-19


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