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Re: master 71783e9: Add the string-numeric-lessp function

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: master 71783e9: Add the string-numeric-lessp function
Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2016 01:26:42 -0800
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Andreas Schwab wrote:
Paul Eggert<address@hidden>  writes:

>Juri Linkov wrote:
>>Still this is the weirdest sorting order that I've ever seen
>>where single backups come before, but numbered backups after:
>>    -rw-r--r--  1 158,018  Mar  8 01:04 dired.el~
>>    -rw-r--r--  1 158,018  Mar  8 01:05 dired.el
>>    -rw-r--r--  1 158,018  Mar  8 01:01 dired.el.~1~
>>    -rw-r--r--  1 158,018  Mar  8 01:02 dired.el.~2~
>>    -rw-r--r--  1 158,018  Mar  8 01:03 dired.el.~3~
>I like it, as it clearly separates the two backup styles in the hopefully
>rare case where people have edited the same file with different backup
>styles.  (I don't use numbered backups so I don't run into the latter sort
>of names much.)
How does that fit with your previous statement?

It does and it doesn't. My previous statement was about the backup files I normally experience, which are like 'dired.el~'; I prefer seeing these files before the main file. I don't run into files like 'dired.el.~1~' often, as I prefer not to use that style. If I did run into them often, my first reaction was I like them segregated (as in the above) even at the cost of putting them out of "order". But now that you mention it, I suppose I should have gained more experience with this situation before expressing a preference. As the situation is unusual (at least for me), it's not likely I will gain experience with it any time soon. Anyway, most likely the situation is rare in general and is not worth worrying about.

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