10.040 change in Humanist message numbering?

Humanist (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Mon, 20 May 1996 22:32:40 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 40.
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[1] From: Maurizio Lana <lana@cisi.unito.it> (21)
Subject: Humanist messages numbering

[In response to the following, I have changed my stubborn practice.
Objections? --WM]

Willard, it's trivial:
could you set the Humanist messages numbering so that when ordering the
messages by subject they'd go in the correct sequence?
Now, numbering them with 10.1, 10.2, ..., 10.10, 10.11 the ascii ordering by
subject gives
10.1, 10.10, 10.11, ... 10.2, ...
that's obviously wrong.
Ordering the messages by date doesn't help because of non sequential
messages delivery.
Before that, the numbering used the template x.yyyy with trailing zeroes as
needed: it was more usable.

Do you think it's possible to restart with the old template?


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