Re: [greenstone-users] the trouble with DateList

From Katherine Don
DateThu, 17 Feb 2005 09:29:00 +1300
Subject Re: [greenstone-users] the trouble with DateList
In-Reply-To (421338BF-7020105-gmx-net)
Hi jens,

Hmmm, you are right. I guess we didn't think about this properly. (I
think our datelists have only had one item for each date so we haven't
noticed).

If you want to send me your code, I'll put it in, otherwise it will be
added to our TODO list.

Cheers,
Katherine

jens wille wrote:
> hi katherine!
>
> Katherine Don wrote:
>
>>Thanks for all the info. DateList is a special classifier, and
>>works well for what its designed to do, but tends to go very
>>wrong if its used for something slightly different :-(
>
> too bad :-|
>
>
>>We'll add the problems that you have noted below to our TODO
>>list, and hopefully will be able to fix some of them.
>
> that's fine, thank you! unfortunately, i'm unable to do some of this
> myself :-(
>
>
>>BTW, a reverse_sort option has been added to DateList and will be
>>available in the next release.
>
> well, this (reverse @classlist) will reverse the _whole_ list, won't
> it!?
>
> e.g.:
>
> 1. 20050215Title A
> 2. 20050215Title B
> 3. 20050216Title C
>
> yields 3 2 1, while imho ought to give 3 1 2 (at least that's what i
> would expect from such an option: descending by date (newest first),
> yet still ascending by sortmeta) - please correct me if i'm wrong...
>
> best regards
>
> jens
>
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