After reading a few requests regarding sorting some columns numerically rather than alphabetically (e.g. bug 215716), I think this can be generalized even further. Given any string I would like a sorting that sorts numeric fragments within the string numerically. For example, if I have a bunch of mails with Subject: "test1" "test2" ... "test10" I would like them sorted in that order, not as "test1" "test10" ... "test9". This should be repeated from left to right, so that for example "series1, test1" ... "series10, test10" is sorted correctly. A couple of other examples where this would work nicely: bookmarks/name for names that starts "Bug <number> ..." and bookmarks/location when the URL has numbers in it, e.g. http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=215716 I think this should be the default sorting algorithm where "alphabetical" sorting is applied. The request in bug 215716 is just a special case really, where the prefix before the first number is empty.
Assignee: bross2 → guifeatures
QA Contact: pawyskoczka
Filter "spam" on "guifeatures-nobody-20080610".
Assignee: guifeatures → nobody
QA Contact: guifeatures
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