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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: Thomas Martitz <thomas.martitz_at_fhtw-berlin.de>
Date: Thu, 19 Mar 2009 15:25:23 +0100

Linus Nielsen Feltzing wrote:
> Mike Holden wrote:
>> Maybe leading zeros should only be stripped if another digit follows
>> them?
>>
>> I use names like 00RockFaves.m3u, 00ClassicRock.m3u for playlists that I
>> have created (as opposed to original artist albums), and the leading
>> zerozero is deliberately there to sort them at the top.
>
> That's an interesting observation. I believe leading zeroes are
> treated like whitespace in the current code, but in this case I think
> that the final zero should be kept.
>
> Linus
That's not trivial, and adds complexity. You basically need to look at
the current, the next, and one more for this, instead of just the
current char.
Received on 2009-03-19


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