[whatwg] Reverse ordered lists
Sam Arthur Allen
dev at atshop3d.com
Wed Jan 23 08:57:44 PST 2008
On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 17:18:56 +0100
"Simon Pieters" <simonp at opera.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Jan 2008 16:54:23 +0100, Siemova <siemova at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> I can only disagree with using negative numbers in a reverse order
> >> list, since I communicate to many people in non-english countries
> >> that use brackets to display negative numbers in their locale. So a
> >> list would appear as:
> >> 1 : Red
> >> 0 : Green
> >> (1): Blue
> >> (2): Violet
> >> (3): ...etc...
> >> and if a long list is printed out on paper, all anybody would see
> >> is:
> >> (120): Insert a really long paragraph of text here.
> >> ...
> >> (121): And one here too
> >> ...
> >> which, to someone outside of their locale, would appear
> >> confusing.
> Not a valid reason to ban negative numbers, IMHO.
On the contrary, I have found that working with people that use a
different locale occasionally frustrating. When I copy text from a
document that uses a different numbering system, I'm frequently
reformatting its text, making work unproductive and time-consuming.
For that reason, I constantly try to avoid negative numbers wherever it
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