[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main AUTHORS,1.176,1.177

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Apr 10 06:10:36 CEST 2006

On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 02:06:59PM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
> Rich Felker wrote:
> >On Sun, Apr 09, 2006 at 11:11:32AM +0300, Ivan Kalvachev wrote:
> >
> >>We may be one big (flaming;) family but I doubt there are enough
> >
> >ROTFL! :))))
> >
> >>family relationships in the people of the list so family_name_first
> >>to bring something else than confusion.
> >>
> >>I really hate to see my name backwards.
> >
> >Me too. I vote to correct it. Modern usage is sorting in ordinary
> >order by how the name is written (look what cell phones do for
> >instance..). I hate legacy collation rules.
> I vote to keep it, surname first. (Not all cell phones sort the way you
> note, although I don't have a counterexample handy to cite.)
> As I understand matters, the primary rationale behind this 'rule' is
> that it is far more likely that two people will have the same personal
> name/first name than it is that they will have the same surname, and so

This is nonsense. It's totally dependent on the particular language
and the opposite is actually true in many cases.

The primary reason behind the 'rule' you talk about is pure
patriarchialism. Nothing more. And it's lame.

Besides, do you know people by their first names or their family
names? First names of course. So that's what you expect to find them
by when reading the file. BTW it used to be in the correct order until
someone changed it around like this...


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