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

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Mon Apr 10 18:47:57 CEST 2006

On Mon, Apr 10, 2006 at 09:18:06AM -0400, The Wanderer wrote:
> Now that I come back to this again, I notice that there are actually two
> separate issues involved: which name you sort on first, and which name
> you actually list first. In the former case, I stand very strongly
> behind giving the surname priority over the personal name; in the latter
> case, I have no strong preference one way or the other.

Why do you stand strongly behind this? It has absolutely no usefulness
to us. It only makes it MORE DIFFICULT to find the name you want since
you can't just scroll thru. You have to use the / key and explicitly
search! Unless you know people by their family names, which is

> >The primary reason behind the 'rule' you talk about is pure
> >patriarchialism. Nothing more. And it's lame.
> ...I fail utterly to see how "patriarchalism" has anything to do with
> it. Provincialism, maybe, but...

Considering the family (and especially the MALE PARENT'S FAMILY) as
more relevant/important than the given name of the person.

Trying to group people in a listing by family.



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