Re: Bad sort order under glibc 2.2

On Wed, Jul 11, 2001 at 08:46:44PM +0700, Dmitry Yu. Bolkhovityanov wrote:
    Yes, the locale isn't "C" -- it is "en_US" by default, and should be
ru_RU.KOI8-R (since I live in Russia).

    And, setting locale to "C" makes sort order normal (with dot-files
first), and the same applies to nonexistent locales like gp_PC (green people
from Proxima Centaura).

    But anything like de_DE, en_GB, uk_UA etc. has an effect of mixing sort

    BTW, there's one more problem -- filenames of various cases are mixed, so
that "README", "INSTALL", "Makefile" etc. go *after* e.g.  But
the same problem affects "ls", so this one should definitely be reported to
glibc team (strange, but I found nothing about this in their bug-tracking

There is nothing to report, glibc is correct.
glibc strcoll sorts according to locale collation sequence, and most native
languages sort that way, look at any printed vocabulary.
Some people are not used to this since computers weren't doing this
previously and people are expecting C locale sorting.
If mc wants to sort differently (e.g. putting dot files first makes a lot of
sense), then it has to ensure it itself before calling strcoll.


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