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Subject: RE: RB Directory listing order

RE: RB Directory listing order

From: Stuart Tedford <>
Date: Mon, 2 Aug 2004 14:28:08 +0100

> > There is nothing "natural" about
> > it and I disagree with it at a fundamental level.
> Lol. We obviously went to very different schools. I was
> always taught 12
> comes after 2 not between 1 and 2. ;)

Not if we are dealing with strings, which is what filenames are. This
"natural sort order" is actually breaking a second standard (ASCII), as well
as breaking the leading zero standard. Maybe you think 2 wrongs make a
right, I don't.

I didn't really want to start a flame session or anything (so I shouldn't
have made the AOL comment, so sorry for any offence I caused), but I feel
strongly that standards are usually there for a reason - i.e. because a lot
of people think something is a good idea. So anything that breaks a
standard should have a very good reason to do so, and I don't consider this
to be one.

Received on 2004-08-02

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