Server Selection

Alex Stapleton alexs at
Thu Dec 8 10:03:26 UTC 2005

On 6 Dec 2005, at 14:06, Gregory Block wrote:

> On 6 Dec 2005, at 13:59, Greg Whalin wrote:
>> This is 100% correct.  I guess I had never envisioned people  
>> putting the order in different.  I would not feel comfortable re- 
>> sorting the list in the event that the user intentionally set the  
>> order for some reason (can't think of a very compelling one off  
>> the top of my head, but does not mean there is not one).
> The knee-jerk answer:  Because that's the way it's done on other  
> clients, and as such, behaviours between clients match?  :)
> I don't feel there's a good reason to sort in-client unless all the  
> clients do so; there's no point in behaving differently, as it  
> breaks compatibility with any perl-based commandline tools one  
> might write to access the same data.
> If someone wants to sort, they can sort on the way in, IMO.

why not just add something like


so that if people want to ensure they are always in the same order,  
they can really easily? 

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