Interesting. In my world-view, ascending means "go up" so the arrow
should point up. Imagine you want an elevator that ascends to the
floors above you. Would you head for the one with the down arrow?
On 10/20/06, Alex Roitman <shura@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 15:33 -0400, Gerald Britton wrote:
> > So you can't control either the arrow displayed OR the sort order?
> We don't control which way the arrow points on ascending and
> which way on descending order. We allow sorting, and the low
> level details are done by gtk. Same way, we don't plot every pixel
> and every character on the screen, but rather work with "buttons",
> "labels", "menus" etc.
> The sort order is controlled by the user. The arrow is done
> on each ordering is done by gtk.
> > If this is the case, we should post it as a bug with the gtk team,
> > don't you think?
> No, I think it works just fine. But if you think it does not,
> then sure, you should talk to gtk people.
> My thinking is that the arrow points to the direction
> of the "highest" sorted value. Z is higher than A, in the
> same way that 9 is higher than 1. This is the only meaningful
> way to indicate the direction, if there's any direction.
> So in A->Z order (ascending) it will point down, and Z will be
> below A.
> You may disagree, but then a lot of people would disagree with you,
> I am sure.
> > On 10/20/06, Alex Roitman <shura@...> wrote:
> > > On Fri, 2006-10-20 at 13:19 -0400, Gerald Britton wrote:
> > > > I've been playing around with column sorts and noticed something
> > > > strange (at least to me). When you click on a column to invoke or
> > > > change the column sort:
> > > >
> > > > 1. When the arrow points up (^) the column is sorted in descending order.
> > > > 2. When the arrow points down (v) the column is sorted in ascending order.
> > > >
> > > > To me at least, this is the reverse of what I would expect. Is this a
> > > > bug, or am I missing something here?
> > >
> > > This is how gtk treeview behaves. We have no control over this.
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