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Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed > Master data > Manage lists

From: Jim Busser
Subject: Re: [Gnumed-devel] GNUmed > Master data > Manage lists
Date: Tue, 09 Nov 2010 15:47:04 -0800

On 2010-11-09, at 3:35 PM, Karsten Hilbert wrote:

> Sure, no problem. But I'm thinking that alpha-sorting only makes sense/is
> helpful if there's a pre-conceivable idea of what the items might actually
> be named such that one may conceptualize a search strategy ?
> I've been trying to sorta order by relatedness such that "clusters" of
> related things sit together. I been thinkin of inserting dummy 
> "--------------"
> items between groups ?

The name does not as much need to be pre-concevied when it would follow what is 
already on the other screen (Brands, Substances). Provided these names are 
stable and not changing all the time, it is not so much a matter of having to 
pre-conceive them as it is a matter of (once you know the name) to find it in 
the list.

I find it harder to be look in the middle of a vertical list for Brand (which 
would be normally near the top) and Substances (which would normally near the 

Also, visual scanning downward is jarring when you have all these words one 
below the other that carry neither alpha nor non-alpha relationship to each 
other (except within a cluster).

-- jim

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