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Subject: Re: request to have a few patches committed
Re: request to have a few patches committed
On 09.03.2008, Barry Wardell wrote:
> On Sun, Mar 9, 2008 at 12:45 PM, Jonathan Gordon
> <jdgordy_at_gmail.com> wrote:
>> 8314 - unlikely, name your files correctly.
> I disagree completely. Have you read the linked inspiration
> article? It gives a compelling argument against your "name
> your files correctly" suggestion. In my opinion, natural
> numeric sorting in the file browser makes perfect sense. Most
> modern file managers do it.
If this so-called natural sorting ever gets added, I'd demand an
option to disable it.
Windows explorer uses it, and I often have a hard time finding
a certain file in really long file lists because of this. This
is because the numbers I am looking at are often *not* natural
numbers, but e.g. hex numbers, and while I'm a long therm
Windows user, this behaviour has always annoyed me. Just a
Windows sorts (20FF.txt, 1234.txt) while the opposite would be
the correct order. Simple alphanumeric sorting would produce the
correct result, and is imo the only predictable sorting, because
it does not involve wannabe-clever guesswork.
Just my EUR 0.02
Received on 2008-03-10
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