[squeak-dev] Directory name sorting in file list and file chooser/saver dialogues

karl ramberg karlramberg at gmail.com
Sat Jun 20 06:05:57 UTC 2020

I would prefer that files and directories sort by the same rule.

I think file names are ignoring cases now.
But whatever, the same rule for both keeps sanity


On Sat, Jun 20, 2020 at 6:44 AM tim Rowledge <tim at rowledge.org> wrote:

> I've not made a lot of use of the filelist in a long time but recently it
> seems to be something I need more frequently. It was bugging me for some
> reason and I finally realised why - the directory tree isn't sorting
> subdirectories alphabetically - they're just random (presumably strictly
> speaking in order of unix file node number of linkage or whatever) and that
> makes finding stuff surprisingly hard. The file dialogues are sorted but...
> There's an easy fix but there is also a UI issue; sort by strict ASCII
> type sort or by case-ignore ASCII? I prefer case-ignore but I suspect that
> isn't universal. So, before I commit something, chime in about your
> preferences. I'd really prefer not to add yet another preference - we have
> orders of magnitude too many - but if it is really neccessary...
> And I suppose there may be some issue about hidden files too.
> Your hate mail will be graded.
> tim
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