My main point is that the user who visits my site does not care about
python, Unix, NT or any wierd metaphors about kettles.
They want information fast and most users expect case insensitive sorts. Its
simpler and easy. I think having the ignore_case option for a -tree and -in
helps Zope by increasing the ease of development and friendliness to the
Andy McKay, Developer.
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From: "Casey Duncan" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Andy Dawkins" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
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Sent: Wednesday, January 03, 2001 8:17 AM
Subject: Re: [Zope-dev] case insensitive sorts
> Andy Dawkins wrote:
> > > Your analogies imply that this behavior is a bug or an unintended flaw
> > > in the design. I would argue that it is intentional. Unix file systems
> > > work the same way. Try doing an "ls" with mixed case files and you'll
> > > see what I mean.
> > >
> > It isn't a flaw. It seems as though it was overlooked.
> > The sort on text works by sorting the data by its ascii value.
> > Capital letters have a lower ascii value than lower case letters.
> > i.e.
> > A-Z = 65 - 90
> > a-z = 97 - 122
> > The arguement is that the sort should probably go....
> > AaBbCcDdEeFf.....etc
> > -Andy
> My point is that the sorting is intentionally Unix-like and case
> sensitive on purpose. Not due to laziness. But, perhaps the reason Unix
> is like that to begin with is due to laziness anyhow 8^). We'll never
> know for sure.
> | Casey Duncan
> | Kaivo, Inc.
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