[vlc-devel] [PATCH 1/2] core: added sort by date (prepare for playlist fix)

Wilawar chrcnt7 at swift-mail.com
Thu Dec 8 16:14:34 CET 2016

Well, if you think users who don’t know the implementation wouldn’t ask why the heck they’d have to click
column headers in reverse order of relevance to them to make items appear the way they would like them to
and disregarding the problem that new items couldn’t be sorted into place automatically without remembering
all the previous sort operations, sure, it’d make for a nice insider trick. By the way, I already thought about
having to click in reverse order of thinking before you even mentioned it. ;)

More seriously though, it’s certainly desirable to have items sorted by multiple rules acting in priority order.
It’s something that’s seldomly seen in other programs. However, I know I won’t do this in the forseeable future,
so you might have to implement this yourself or convince someone else to do it. I would also like to remark that,
while applying multiple stable sorting algorithms in reverse order is mathematically seen a very elegant solution,
in programming, performance matters and other approaches might be more suitable (I didn’t think about any yet).

Just my two cents reading at least a few messages from the stale backlog. ;)

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