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

Alban Bedel albeu at free.fr
Thu Apr 13 23:24:56 CEST 2006

On Thu, 13 Apr 2006 16:13:14 -0400
Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:

> On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 07:45:42PM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> > > But as we have started discussion, could somebody explain me, why the
> > > format of the authors file is family name first?
> > 
> > I reordered the AUTHORS file a long time ago and put it in that order
> > because it is less ambiguous.  Hungarians use last name first, many
> > other countries have this custom and we basically had a mixed order,
> > some names were written last name first, others first name first.
> Can I ask why we don't just always write it in the order you say it?

In your language, remeber on this planet their is a lot of other cultures
and languages with customs different than yours.

> Ivan had a very good example with my name about how the current system
> is unnecessarily confusing and stupid. :)

Ever considered that it's a "cultural" question ? I don't care of the order,
however i do care of respecting cultural differencies and i don't see why
one custom should be prefered over another. Either way some ppl will
consider their name as written backwards. So imho either we change nothing
or we just toss a coin (and make it clear it was choosen so) as their is no
"right" ordering.


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