On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 02:45:29AM -0700, Junio C Hamano wrote:
> Ryan Anderson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >     All emails are sent as a reply to the previous email, making it easy to
> >     skip a collection of emails that are uninteresting.
> I understand why _some_ people consider this preferable, but
> wonder if this should have a knob to be tweaked.
> For example, I myself often find it very hard to read when
> a cascading thread goes very deep like this:
>      [PATCH 0/9] cover
>        [PATCH 1/9] first one
>          [PATCH 2/9] second one
>           [PATCH 3/9] third one in the series
>             ...
> and prefer to see this instead (this assumes your MUA is
> half-way decent and lets you sort by subject):
>      [PATCH 0/9] cover
>        [PATCH 1/9] first one
>        [PATCH 2/9] second one
>        [PATCH 3/9] third one in the series
>        ...

In testing this, I think I figured out *why* the former is preferred -
it guarantees the sorting when in the standard mode of "order by date".

Since these emails are sent *very* fast, delivery order tends to be the
dominating factor in how they sort in your inbox, as they will all have
the same time.  So that's a trifle annoying.

Yes, sorting by subject will fix it, but "threaded + subject" is
actually something I'm not sure much of anything supports.  (It's not
instantly obvious how to do it in mutt, for example - though,
admittedly, Mutt may very well have a way to do it.)

I noticed this while testing my 2 new fixes - those will sent in a few


Ryan Anderson
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