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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?
On Thu, Mar 19, 2009 at 4:34 PM, Thomas Martitz
>> I've found a simpler solution for this. Trying the code raises the
>> following problem:
>> 00 < 0b < 01 < 1
> Nautilus has this problem too. I don't know what windows does in this case.
I don't see any problem here. You just need to distinguish between
strings and values on sorting:
a. 00 -> value 0
b. 0b -> value 0, followed by string "b"
c. 01 -> value 1
d. 1 -> value 1
so while the strcmp() is the tie-breaker between c. and d., sorting
of a. and b. is also rather simple -- you sort by the leading numbers
first. This makes a. and b. come before the others. Then, as a. and b.
are a "starting with zero"-group you have to resort that again as
there is a tie with the numbers. Thus b. comes after a. That's how
ASCII-sorting would do it (and also how windows explorer does it).
You can't simply sort by leading numbers and ignore that the string
has other characters in it too.
Received on 2009-03-19
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