Tristan McLeay wrote:
>>>>I hope this isn't a "feature" -- the fact that x is not a number does not
>>>>mean that 3 comes before 1. Why does rox do this?
>>>30 comes before 101
>>30 is not the name of the file.
> In file-1.jpg, file-2.jpg ... file-10.jpg, you want file-10.jpg to
> come last. 10 is not the name of the file. In file-1a.txt, file-1b.txt
> ... file-2.txt ... file-10.txt, you want them to come in roughly that
> order. 1, 2, 10 etc. aren't the names of the file. ROX does the
> sensible thing in the majority of cases. Find an algorithm that can
> distinguish between the b'th sub-part of file 20 and the file standing
> for 200, 201, 202 etc., and mabye ROX can do the sensible thing in all
> cases ... but unless you give special semantics to x, I don't think
> it's doable.
It's doable and trivially so: there should be an option that says:
[ ] Make "Sort by name" actually sort by name
...and when enabled, Rox would sort the files based on their names, instead
of trying (and failing) to figure out what it thinks I mean by "by name."
But I've posted here before suggesting that some other set-in-stone items
should be user-configurable (like enabling shift-click to select items, or
getting rid of 50% of the items on the File menu that I have never once
used), and the response has been that "cluttering" the options dialog is bad
and forcing certain behaviors on users is good.
> (tho on this note it'd be nice if it could get 10.02 and 10.1 sorted
> in the right order ... but again it'd also be hard to distinguish
> 10.10, 10.2 (numbers) from 10.9, 10.10 (subparts).)
It's hard to distinguish because the only distinction is subjective. They
are both character strings and there should be an option to treat them as
such. In my case, I take maybe 50 sets of photos per year, and I store them
But sometimes I have individual photos taken on various days in, say,
November, so I name that folder 200411_description or 200411xx_description.
Either way, Rox sorts it incorrectly, with that November folder appearing
at the top of the list, before January, instead of down with the rest of the
sets taken in November. That's not sensible and it's not exactly an edge
case either; it's common to want items sorted chronologically and to name