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RE: alpha sorting



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Guylhem Aznar []
> Sent: Sunday, February 13, 2000 10:39 AM
> To: Matthew Wilson
> Subject: Re: alpha sorting
> 
> 
> 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.

Only because that's the way that ASCII orders things.  This is a legacy
sorting method that was used because of the need for quick sorts, and
checking for case on sorting isn't fast if you're dealing with a PDP/8.  I
don't care how their sorted, so long as we're consistent across the whole of
the LDP.
        Greg


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