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  • Are the tests supposed to be non-alpha order when not using the shuffle option?
    • It would appear that the order above is the same order if one does "dir" in the t directory. Not by date. Not by last mod. Not by name. Not by size.

      Who knows what the hell Windows is doing. Maybe by ntfs node id or something terribly non-useful.
      • Eh? The 'dir' command lists file in alphabetical order by default, as does Perl's readdir() on Windows. Yours doesn't?

        There are no inodes on Windows, btw. :)

        • Well, not inodes, no, but ntfs pointers. I think this is a windows "feature". On permanent drives, it is indeed alphabetical. On removable drives (USB, or at least the one I have), it is NOT alphabetical.

          Volume in drive F has no label.
          Volume Serial Number is 44B6-4FFC

          Directory of F:\

          07/13/2006  10:01 AM    <DIR>          Mozilla Firefox
          01/26/2006  06:53 PM               488 Shortcut to firefox.exe.lnk
          07/13/2006  10:07 AM    <DIR>          SciTE
          01/28/2006  05:07 PM               368 Shortcut to SciTE.exe.lnk
          07/12/2006  01:20 PM             4,796 Mango-Proposal.txt
          01/26/2006  06:57 PM               538 Shortcut to thunderbird.exe.lnk
          01/26/2006  08:50 PM            31,956 tngchime.wav
          07/13/2006  10:08 AM    <DIR>          GnuPG
          07/13/2006  10:40 AM    <DIR>          Sage
          07/13/2006  10:50 AM    <DIR>          CatInABox
          07/13/2006  05:30 PM    <DIR>          IRC
          07/14/2006  01:36 PM    <DIR>          CPAN
          07/20/2006  01:00 PM    <DIR>          Utilities
          08/02/2006  09:06 PM    <DIR>          Mozilla Thunderbird
          09/04/2006  10:33 PM    <DIR>          handel-intro-s5
          10/31/2006  11:36 PM             6,401 test.html
          10/31/2006  11:41 PM            70,250 background.png
          10/31/2006  11:40 PM           306,415 background.pdn
                         8 File(s)        421,212 bytes
                        10 Dir(s)     816,685,056 bytes free

          I travel with my code on my USB stick. I don't have another one to test. The other x factor is that my USB drive is encrypted using TrueCrypt. Maybe it's the issue....but then again, prove gets it right, and so does make test/build test.