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Re: alpha sorting
On Sun, 13 Feb 2000, Sandy Harris wrote:
> Guylhem Aznar wrote:
> > On Sat, Feb 12, 2000 at 02:02:25AM -0800, Matthew Wilson wrote:
> > > what's more standard than alphabetical?
> > The ls and unix way of sorting.
We're sorting for people, not for computers :).
> I'm approaching 20 years of Unix use, and in many places I detest
> case-insensitive crap. DOS filenames and SuSE's default settings
> for pattern-matching in their 'vi' clone leap to mind.
I like that feature of SuSE :). For text searching that's usually what I
want. For filenames it's one of the most stupid things ever concocted!
> Here, however, I think Guyhelm is completely wrong.
> Sort the names alphabetically, case-insensitive. That will be easier
> for most users, including long-time Unix users.
I mentioned the dictionary reference because I believe that's the proper
grammatical manner to sort. That's the type of sort we're producing,
IMO. I think it also leads to less brain cycles needed to find the sought
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