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Subject: Re: State of "numerical sorting"
Re: State of "numerical sorting"
On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 12:48 AM, Thomas
> We have the specifications of the original algorithm (
> http://sourcefrog.net/projects/natsort/ ). And that's exactly what the code
> in SVN works like currently.
While I would call that rather a description than a specification I do
remember that the behaviour of the sorting function was changed
several times. I can't remember if it finally got to the same state it
had before those changes. However, as it _was_ changed, I need to
assume that it's different by now. I can also remember the discussion
about breaking the tie if two strings become identical after munging,
which is not handled in the original code (there is even a comment
about this in the original code). So if the original code doesn't
handle this why should the description hold it?
Furthermore, have we agreed on that description at all?
Received on 2009-06-16
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