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

Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski dominik at rangers.eu.org
Mon Apr 10 20:41:59 CEST 2006

On Monday, 10 April 2006 at 18:47, Rich Felker wrote:
> 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?

Because it's reasonable and widely accepted (in European countries at least).
I have the same view as Andrew.

> It has absolutely no usefulness to us.

Not us. YOU.

> 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!

That's preposterous. You can scroll through any list, regardless of how it is
sorted. So far only you are so vocal about sorting the list by first name.
Apparently, keeping it as it is isn't a problem for anyone else, so please
stop being unreasonable and let the majority decide.

> Unless you know people by their family names, which is nonsense...

It isn't nonsense. I, for example, remember the surnames of key developers
pretty well.


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