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bug#22561: 25.0.90; dired alphabetic sort of listing handles leading '.'


From: Eli Zaretskii
Subject: bug#22561: 25.0.90; dired alphabetic sort of listing handles leading '.' strangely on MS Windows
Date: Fri, 05 Feb 2016 23:58:55 +0200

> Date: Fri, 5 Feb 2016 12:00:53 -0800 (PST)
> From: Drew Adams <address@hidden>
> Cc: address@hidden, address@hidden
> 
> > > >   *** The ls-lisp package uses `string-collate-lessp' to sort file
> > names.
> > > >   If you want the old, locale-independent sorting, customize the new
> > > >   option `ls-lisp-use-string-collate' to a nil value.
> > > >
> > > > OK to close this bug?
> > >
> > > Why was the default behavior changed?
> > 
> > Because it's a better default.
> 
> Why?  What supporting reasons?

It's closer to what Emacs does on GNU/Linux.  It is also closer to
what the Windows Explorer does.

> Was there discussion about that, or did someone just decide
> it without discussion?

There were lots of discussions when this was introduced.





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