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

Corey Hickey bugfood-ml at fatooh.org
Fri Apr 14 02:03:02 CEST 2006

Alban Bedel wrote:
> 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.

In cultures where the family name is written after the given name, are 
they spoken that way too? For example, my family name is Hickey and my 
given name is Corey. In such a culture, would I write my name "Hickey 
Corey" but speak my name as "Corey Hickey"? Or would I say "Hickey 
Corey" as well?

That's not a rhetorical question. I really don't know.

I don't intend to take an explicit side in this debate, but I do submit 
that I think "Hickey, Corey" looks funny.


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