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Subject: Re: Regarding natural sorting (FS#8314)

Re: Regarding natural sorting (FS#8314)

From: Thomas Martitz <>
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2009 21:40:47 +0100

Magnus Holmgren wrote:
> Hi,
> When I looked at the natural sorting code (from FS#8314) the other
> day, I noticed one small thing that seems a bit odd to me (and I
> didn't see it mentioned in a quick read-through on the tracker):
> should it really ignore differences in whitespace the way it does?
> As an example, the following files (one file as one space in the name,
> the other two have three):
> A b.txt
> A c.txt
> A b.txt
> get sorted like this with natural sorting enabled:
> A b.txt
> A b.txt
> A c.txt
> I can understand ignoring extra whitespace in front of numbers, but
> I'm not sure about this... :)
> Magnus

Besides that people who have leading whitespaces in their filenames
should burn in hell, yes, that's intended behavior...and I don't see why
it should behave differently.
Received on 2009-03-09

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