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

Rich Felker dalias at aerifal.cx
Fri Apr 14 04:52:44 CEST 2006

On Fri, Apr 14, 2006 at 12:18:26AM +0200, Diego Biurrun wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 04:13:14PM -0400, Rich Felker 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?
> Yes you can.  The answer is that the order "you say it" is different
> around the world.  Some countries use first name then last name, others
> use last name then first name, Hungary being a prominent example of the
> latter.

No I think you misunderstood what I was asking. Obviously I'm aware of
this. My point was to write each name in the natural order in which
it's said, rather than imposing a fixed order based on your own
culture onto the list.


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