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SubjectRe: [PATCH 1/18] 2.6.17.9 perfmon2 patch for review: introduction
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Andrew Morton <akpm@osdl.org> writes:

> On Wed, 23 Aug 2006 17:04:58 +0100
> Christoph Hellwig <hch@infradead.org> wrote:
>
>> > Padding with zeros makes it even more useful:
>> >
>> > [PATCH 00/17]
>> > [PATCH 01/17]
>> > ...
>> > [PATCH 17/17]
>>
>> To be honest I utterly hate that convention
>
> It's so they'll correctly alphasort at the recipient's end.
>
> I doubt if many MUAs do numeric sorting..

I wonder if 'git-format-patch --numbered' should be updated to
do the zero padding. Right now we don't.

It should be a trivial patch to do if somebody is so inclined
(it is around ll.133 in log-tree.c).

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