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Subject: RE: request to have a few patches committed

RE: request to have a few patches committed

From: Jonas Hellesøe Nielsen <>
Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 16:23:37 +0100

> From:
> To:
> Date: Mon, 10 Mar 2008 08:31:38 +0100
> Subject: 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
> > <> 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
> simple example:
> 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
> Regards, Jens

I'm totally with you. And in your example case, why didn't MS build both hex, dec and bin support into their natural sorting algorithm? Probably because the amount of people needing to sort in that way is very small. And for Rockbox, the devs will maybe use non-natural sorting, while others will prefer to have it enabled.

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