From: Mark E. Shoulson (email@example.com)
Date: Thu May 13 2004 - 08:21:04 CDT
D. Starner wrote:
>>>If the input is in
>>>multiple (Indic) scripts, and let's assume that the audience
>>>(which may be a single person just asking for an sorted list
>>>of his/her files) can read the Indic scripts used, it may be
>>>helpful to interleave. (But I will not push this.)
>> Now let's asume that person can't read all the scripts. Then they
>>get lots of unintelligible garbage in their sort. This, and the upside is
>>"may be helpful". Which side did you say you're making the case for?
>Garbage in, garbage out. If you didn't want unintelligible garbage in the
>output, you shouldn't have put it in the input, and no sort procedure is
>going to remove it. The user that can't read all the scripts is not an
>interesting person here, because it doesn't really matter to them if the
>garbage is interfiled or at the end.
Yeah it does. If I can only read some of the text, then when I'm
interested in looking it up I want that script all together, not with
gibberish in-between. I'd much rather have the scribbles I can't read
off to the side where they won't bother me.
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