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Date:	Fri, 4 Jul 2008 11:10:23 +0200
From:	Uwe Kleine-König <Uwe.Kleine-Koenig@...i.com>
To:	Paul Mundt <lethal@...ux-sh.org>,
	Oliver Neukum <oliver@...kum.org>,
	"linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org" <linux-kernel@...r.kernel.org>,
	David Woodhouse <dwmw2@...radead.org>
Subject: Re: alphabetic ordering of MAINTAINERS

Hi Paul,

Paul Mundt wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 08:57:22AM +0200, Uwe Kleine-K?nig wrote:
> > Oliver Neukum wrote:
> > > Am Freitag 04 Juli 2008 08:34:55 schrieb Uwe Kleine-K?nig:
> > > > Hello,
> > > >
> > > > I wanted to add an entry to MAINTAINERS and while doing it I saw that in
> > > > the corresponding region the alphabetic ordering is broken.  Then I
> > > > inteded to fix that up for a trivial patch.  Next was to check the rest
> > > > of the file and there are so much misorderings that it's not sensible to
> > > > choose the trivial path anymore as there are currently 114 entries out
> > > > of order[1].
> > >
> > > What good does alphabetic ordering? You'll grep it anyway.
> > This is fine for me, too.  Then I suggest to remove the section
> >
> >       Note: For the hard of thinking, this list is meant to remain in alphabetical
> >       order. If you could add yourselves to it in alphabetical order that would be
> >       so much easier [Ed]
> >
> > .  That's why I posted before spending time on writing a clever script.
> >
> I always interpreted this to mean that the _entries_ are alphabetically
> sorted, not the maintainers under each entry. IIRC, Alan has already
> cleaned up most of the ordering of the entries through recent patches.
That's how I interpret it, too. :-)

Look at

	http://www.modarm9.com/git/people/ukleinek/linux-2.6.git?a=commitdiff;h=62110fbc73a9d3a4c7d39706b648b554b517f154#patch1

.

Best regards
Uwe

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