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Re: [groff] 02/02: Make editorial fixes.

From: Ingo Schwarze
Subject: Re: [groff] 02/02: Make editorial fixes.
Date: Mon, 1 Jul 2019 16:42:10 +0200
User-agent: Mutt/1.8.0 (2017-02-23)

Hi Branden,

G. Branden Robinson wrote on Mon, Jul 01, 2019 at 09:25:21AM -0400:

> commit ee0ce46b39879ef6d9e6c866bbe0818b3b3f4b7d
> Author: G. Branden Robinson <address@hidden>
> Date:   Mon Jul 1 22:37:23 2019 +1000
> Make editorial fixes.
>     * Sort lists of options in locale collation order.

I know this is a really minor point - but i don't understand this change:

   $ LC=C printf "a\nA\n" | sort
   $ LC=en_US.UTF-8 printf "a\nA\n" | sort

The above holds independently of the operating system - i tested
OpenBSD, Debian Linux, and Solaris, and on the latter two also
with a couple of non-English locales.  Also,

So the convention "capital before small" appears to be ubiquitous
in POSIX and *BSD, even though some use ASCII ordering ABCabc and
some use the POSIX collation order AaBbCc.

The only system i was able to find with "small before capital"
is Solaris/illumos.  Linux appears to have no clear convention:
most often, ordering is totally random in Linux manual pages.

So why did you change the order?


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