On Oct 7, 2007, at 11:22 , Rudi Cilibrasi wrote:
> On 10/7/07, ara.t.howard <ara.t.howard / gmail.com> wrote:
>> On Oct 7, 2007, at 3:21 AM, Eric Hodel wrote:
>>> I don't know if the name #sort_obj is appropriate, but I'm not
>>> coming up with something better.
>>
>> i prefer #order, #order_by since the concept is extends to much more
>> that sorting, for instance iterating or returning elements from a
>> collection such as a priority queue.  in any case the idea is a good
>> one.
>
>  its a great idea and i have been using it for years in sql by the
> name "sortkey" although after reading ara's point i think i prefer the
> term "orderkey" now.
> another name in collation docs is "weight string".  i think i like
> weight_string the best because it is less verby and confrontational
> than order_by and order.  both of these are sort of "in your face"
> sounding.  cheers,

I like order_key too.

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