sorting...is it just me?
mark at maseurope.net
Wed Oct 6 14:15:05 EDT 2004
On 6 Oct 2004, at 15:07, use-revolution-request at lists.runrev.com wrote:
> sort cards of stack "aStack" \
> by the name of the current card
> This version does exactly the same, but its purpose is
> much clearer, isn't it ?
Well, no, to be honest....
I think the reason I find it so unintuitive is that I want to sort all
of the cards (plural) in a stack, and the current syntax - 'by the
name of this card' or 'the current card' seems to suggest, bizarrely,
that only the current card would get sorted, which is why it didn't
occur to me, though it's a nicely zen idea. :)
I suppose that 'this cd' refers to each card as it gets sorted, but,
well, 'each' would seem more descriptive...
I suppose it's as much a use of english issue as anything else, but
then what can we expect of a language capable of encompassing these
Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo. (A grammatical english
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