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Subject: Re: State of "numerical sorting"

Re: State of "numerical sorting"

From: Frank Gevaerts <>
Date: Tue, 16 Jun 2009 11:24:14 +0200

On Tue, Jun 16, 2009 at 10:22:58AM +0200, Thomas Martitz wrote:
> Paul Louden schrieb:
>> pondlife wrote:
>>> Anyway, for those who actually use it (or want to use it), what are
>>> the actual outstanding issues?
>> Well, among other things, there's an outstanding bug report on it
>> messing up the sorting of files with roman numerals. So it seems to be
>> acting on more than just 0-9 and doing something unexpected.
> I can't find this bug report.

(Already pointed out in IRC, but for the record) It's FS#10200.

My view on this is that we should leave natsort in, but make the
traditional ascii sort the default for 3.3, and add a note to the
release notes stating that it may not be in its final form, so exact
behaviour could change in future versions.


"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan
Received on 2009-06-16

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