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

Diego Biurrun diego at biurrun.de
Fri Apr 14 11:25:38 CEST 2006

On Thu, Apr 13, 2006 at 10:52:44PM -0400, Rich Felker wrote:
> 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:
> > > > 
> > > > 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.

That's not the point.  The point is that it's impossible to tell what is
first and last name for names from languages/cultures that you are not
familiar with.  The form we have right now is what Alex and I came up
with in order to both avoid confusion and not prefer one form over the


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