6. Changelog

6.1. Unreleased

6.1.1. Fixed

  • Various typos, missing figures, and out-of-date information in the “How it works”
  • Fix typo in CHANGELOG (@graingert, issue #113)

6.2. 7.0.1 - 2020-01-27

6.2.1. Fixed

  • Bug where that caused incorrect sorting when using locales that have a "." character as the thousands separator.

6.3. 7.0.0 - 2020-01-08

6.3.1. Added

  • Ability to deploy directly from TravisCI (@hugovk, issue #106)
  • Release checklist in RELEASING.md (@hugovk, issue #106)

6.3.2. Changed

  • Updated auxillary shell scripts to be written in python, and added ability to call these from tox
  • Improved Travis-CI experience
  • Update testing dependency versions

6.3.3. Removed

  • Support for Python 2

6.4. 6.2.0 - 2019-11-13

6.4.1. Added

  • Support for Python 3.8 (@hugovk, issue #104)

6.4.2. Changed

  • index_natsorted internally now uses tuples for index-element pairs instead of lists
  • Added a TOC to the README
  • Python 3.4 is no longer included in testing

6.4.3. Fixed

  • Pin testing dependencies to prevent CI breaking due to third-party library changes

6.4.4. Removed

  • Introduction page in documentation

6.5. 6.1.0 - 2019-11-09

6.5.1. Added

  • Expose numeric_regex_chooser as a public function for ease in making key functions
  • Example in the documentation on how to sort numbers with units
  • Automated testing support for macos and Windows (issue #91)

6.5.2. Changed

6.5.3. Fixed

  • Removed dependency on sudo in TravisCI configuration (@hugovk, issue #99)
  • Documentation typos (@jdufresne, issue #94) (@cpburnz, issue #95)

6.6. 6.0.0 - 2019-02-04

6.6.1. Changed

  • Simply Travis-CI configuration (@jdufresne, issue #88)

6.6.2. Fixed

  • Fix README rendering in PyPI (@altendky, issue #89)

6.6.3. Removed

  • Drop support for Python 2.6 and 3.3 (@jdufresne, issue #70)
  • Remove deprecated APIs (kwargs number_type, signed, exp, as_path, py3_safe; enums ns.TYPESAFE, ns.DIGIT, ns.VERSION; functions versorted, index_versorted) (issue #81)
  • Remove pipenv as a dependency for building (issue #86)

6.7. 5.5.0 - 2018-11-18

6.7.1. Added

  • CHANGELOG.rst to the top-level of the repository (issue #85)

6.7.2. Changed

  • Documentation, packaging, and CI cleanup (@jdufresne, issues #69, #71-#80)
  • Consolidate API documentation into a single page (issue #82)

6.7.3. Deprecated

  • Formally deprecated old or misleading APIs (issue #83)

6.7.4. Fixed

  • Add back support for very old versions of setuptools (issue #84)

6.8. 5.4.1 - 2018-09-09

6.8.1. Changed

  • Code format and quality checking infrastructure (issue #68)

6.8.2. Fixed

  • Error in a newly added test (issues #65, #67)

6.9. 5.4.0 - 2018-09-06

6.9.1. Changed

  • Re-expose natsort_key as “public” and remove the associated DeprecationWarning
  • Better developer documentation
  • Refactor tests (issue #66)
  • Bump allowed ``fastnumbers` <https://github.com/SethMMorton/fastnumbers>`_ version

6.10. 5.3.3 - 2018-07-07

6.10.1. Added

  • Enable Python 3.7 support in Travis-CI (issue #61)

6.10.2. Changed

  • Update docs with a FAQ and quick how-it-works (issue #60)

6.10.3. Fixed

  • StopIteration error in the testing code

6.11. 5.3.2 - 2018-05-17

6.11.1. Fixed

  • Bug that prevented install on old versions of setuptools (issues #55, #56)
  • Revert layout from src/natsort/ back to natsort/ to make user testing simpler (issues #57, #58)

6.12. 5.3.1 - 2018-05-14

6.12.1. Added

6.12.2. Changed

  • No bugfixes or features, just infrastructure and installation updates
  • Move to defining dependencies with Pipfile
  • Development layout is now src/natsort/ instead of natsort/

6.13. 5.3.0 - 2018-04-20

6.13.1. Added

  • Ability to consider unicode-decimal numbers as numbers (issues #52, #54)

6.13.2. Fixed

6.14. 5.2.0 - 2018-02-14

6.14.1. Added

  • ns.NUMAFTER to cause numbers to be placed after non-numbers (issues #48, #49)
  • natcmp function (Python 2 only) (@rinslow, issue #47)

6.15. 5.1.1 - 2017-11-11

6.15.1. Added

  • Additional unicode number support for Python 3.7
  • Information on how to install and test (issue #46)

6.16. 5.1.0 - 2017-08-19

6.16.1. Changed

  • All Unicode input is now normalized (issue #44, #45)

6.16.2. Fixed

  • StopIteration warning on Python 3.6+ (@lykinsbd, issues #42, #43)

6.17. 5.0.3 - 2017-04-30

  • Improved development infrastructure
  • Migrated documentation to ReadTheDocs

6.18. 5.0.2 - 2017-01-02

6.18.1. Added

  • Additional unicode number support for Python 3.6
  • “how does it work?” section to the documentation

6.18.2. Changed

  • Renamed several internal functions and variables to improve clarity
  • Improved documentation examples

6.19. 5.0.1 - 2016-06-04

6.19.1. Added

  • The ns enum attributes can now be imported from the top-level namespace

6.19.2. Fixed

  • Bug with the from natsort import * mechanism
  • Bug with using natsort with python -OO (issues #38, #39)

6.20. 5.0.0 - 2016-05-08

6.20.1. Added

  • chain_functions function for convenience in creating a complex user-given key from several existing functions

6.20.2. Changed

  • ns.LOCALE/humansorted now accounts for thousands separators (issue #36)
  • Refactored entire codebase to be more functional (as in use functions as units). Previously, the code was rather monolithic and difficult to follow. The goal is that with the code existing in smaller units, contributing will be easier (issue #37)
  • Increased speed of execution (came for free with the new functional approach because the new factory function paradigm eliminates most if branches during execution). For the most cases, the code is 30-40% faster than version 4.0.4. If using ns.LOCALE or humansorted, the code is 1100% faster than version 4.0.4
  • Improved clarity of documentaion with regards to locale-aware sorting

6.20.3. Deprecated

  • ns.TYPESAFE option as it is now always on (due to a new iterator-based algorithm, the typesafe function is now cheap)

6.21. 4.0.4 - 2015-11-01

6.21.1. Changed

  • Improved coverage of unit tests
  • Unit tests use new and improved hypothesis library

6.21.2. Fixed

  • Compatibility issues with Python 3.5

6.22. 4.0.3 - 2015-06-25

6.22.1. Fixed

  • Bad install on last release (sorry guys!) (issue #30)

6.23. 4.0.2 - 2015-06-24

6.23.1. Changed

  • Consolidated under-the-hood compatibility functionality

6.23.2. Fixed

  • Python 2.6 and Python 3.2 compatibility. Unit testing is now performed for these versions (@dpetzold, issue #29)

6.24. 4.0.1 - 2015-06-04

6.24.1. Added

  • Support for sorting NaN by internally converting to -Infinity or +Infinity (issue #27)

6.25. 4.0.0 - 2015-05-17

6.25.1. Changed

  • Made default behavior of natsort search for unsigned ints, rather than signed floats. This is a backwards-incompatible change but in 99% of use cases it should not require any end-user changes (issue #20)
  • Improved handling of locale-aware sorting on systems where the underlying locale library is broken (issue #34))
  • Greatly improved all unit tests by adding the hypothesis library

6.26. 3.5.6 - 2015-04-06

6.26.1. Added

  • UNGROUPLETTERS algorithm to get the case-grouping behavior of an ordinal sort when using LOCALE (issue #23)
  • Convenience functions decoder, as_ascii, and as_utf8 for dealing with bytes types

6.27. 3.5.5 - 2015-04-04

6.27.1. Added

  • realsorted and index_realsorted functions for forward-compatibility with >= 4.0.0

6.27.2. Changed

  • Made explanation of when to use TYPESAFE more clear in the docs

6.28. 3.5.4 - 2015-04-02

6.28.1. Fixed

  • Bug where a TypeError was raised if a string containing a leading number was sorted with alpha-only strings when LOCALE is used (issue #22)

6.29. 3.5.3 - 2015-03-26

6.29.1. Changed

  • Documentation updates to better describe locale bug, and illustrate upcoming default behavior change
  • Internal improvements, including making test suite more granular

6.29.2. Fixed

  • Bug where --reverse-filter option in shell script was not getting checked for correctness

6.30. 3.5.2 - 2015-01-13

6.30.1. Added

  • A pathlib.Path object is converted to a str if ns.PATH is enabled (issue #16)

6.31. 3.5.1 - 2014-09-25

6.31.1. Changed

  • Refactored modules so that only the public API was in natsort.py and ns_enum.py
  • Refactored all import statements to be absolute, not relative

6.31.2. Fixed

  • Bug that caused list/tuples to fail when using ns.LOWECASEFIRST or ns.IGNORECASE (issue #15)

6.32. 3.5.0 - 2014-09-02

6.32.1. Added

  • alg argument to the natsort functions. This argument accepts an enum that is used to indicate the options the user wishes to use. The number_type, signed, exp, as_path, and py3_safe options are being deprecated and will become (undocumented) keyword-only options in natsort version 4.0.0
  • The humansorted convenience function as a convenience to locale-aware sorting
  • The user can now modify how natsort handles the case of non-numeric characters (issue #14)
  • The user can now instruct natsort to use locale-aware sorting, which allows natsort to perform true “human sorting” (issue #14)
  • Locale functionality to the shell script

6.33. 3.4.1 - 2014-08-12

6.33.1. Changed

  • natsort will now use the ``fastnumbers` <https://github.com/SethMMorton/fastnumbers>`_ module if it is installed. This gives up to an extra 30% boost in speed over the previous performance enhancements
  • Made documentation point to more natsort resources, and also added a new example in the examples section

6.34. 3.4.0 - 2014-07-19

6.34.1. Added

  • natsort_keygen function that will generate a wrapped version of natsort_key that is easier to call. natsort_key is now set to deprecate at natsort version 4.0.0
  • as_path option to natsorted & co. that will try to treat input strings as filepaths. This will help yield correct results for OS-generated inputs like ['/p/q/o.x', '/p/q (1)/o.x', '/p/q (10)/o.x', '/p/q/o (1).x'] (issue #3)
  • order_by_index function to help in using the output of index_natsorted and index_versorted
  • reverse option to natsorted & co. to make it’s API more similar to the builtin ‘sorted’
  • More unit tests
  • Auxillary test code that helps in profiling and stress-testing
  • Support for coveralls.io

6.34.2. Changed

  • Massive performance enhancements for string input (1.8x-2.0x), at the expense of reduction in speed for numeric input (~2.0x) - note that sorting numbersstill only takes 0.6x the time of sorting strings
  • Entire codebase is now PyFlakes and PEP8 compliant
  • Reworked the documentation, moving most of it to PyPI’s hosting platform

6.34.3. Fixed

  • Bug that caused user’s options to the natsort_key to not be passed on to recursive calls of natsort_key (issue #12)

6.35. 3.3.0 - 2014-06-28

6.35.1. Added

  • versorted method for more convenient sorting of versions (issue #11)
  • Unit test coverage (99%)

6.35.2. Changed

  • Updated command-line tool --number_type option with ‘version’ and ‘ver’ to make it more clear how to sort version numbers
  • Moved unit-testing mechanism from being docstring-based to actual unit tests in actual functions (issue #10)
  • Made docstrings for public functions mirror the README API
  • Connected natsort development to Travis-CI to help ensure quality releases

6.36. 3.2.1 - 2014-06-20

6.36.1. Fixed

  • Re-“Fixed” unorderable types issue on Python 3.x - this workaround is for when the problem occurs in the middle of the string (issue #7 again)

6.37. 3.2.0 - 2014-05-07

6.37.1. Fixed

  • “Fixed” unorderable types issue on Python 3.x with a workaround that attempts to replicate the Python 2.x behavior by putting all the numbers (or strings that begin with numbers) first (issue #7)

6.37.2. Removed

  • Now explicitly excluding __pycache__ from releases by adding a prune statement to MANIFEST.in

6.38. 3.1.2 - 2014-05-05

6.38.1. Added

  • setup.cfg to support universal wheels (issue #6)
  • Python 3.0 and Python 3.1 as requiring the argparse module

6.39. 3.1.1 - 2014-03-01

6.39.1. Added

  • Ability to sort lists of lists (issue #5)

6.39.2. Changed

  • Cleaned up import statements

6.40. 3.1.0 - 2014-01-20

6.40.1. Added

  • signed and exp options to allow finer tuning of the sorting
  • Doctests
  • New shell script options that correspond to signed and exp
  • In the shell script the user can now specify multiple numbers to exclude or multiple ranges

6.40.2. Changed

  • Entire codebase now works for both Python 2 and Python 3 without needing to run 2to3
  • Updated all doctests
  • Further simplified the natsort base code by removing unneeded functions.
  • Simplified documentation where possible
  • Improved the shell script code
  • Made the shell script documentation less “path”-centric to make it clear it is not just for sorting file paths

6.40.3. Removed

  • The shell script filesystem-based options because these can be achieved better though a pipeline by which to filter

6.41. 3.0.2 - 2013-10-01

6.41.1. Changed

  • Made float, int, and digit searching algorithms all share the same base function
  • Made the __version__ variable available when importing the module

6.41.2. Fixed

  • Outdated comments

6.42. 3.0.1 - 2013-08-15

6.42.1. Added

  • Support for unicode strings (issue #2)

6.42.2. Fixed

  • Empty string removal function

6.42.3. Removed

  • Extraneous string2int function

6.43. 3.0.0 - 2013-07-13

6.43.1. Added

  • A number_type argument to the sorting functions to specify how liberal to be when deciding what a number is

6.43.2. Changed

  • Reworked the documentation

6.44. 2.2.0 - 2013-06-25

6.44.1. Added

  • key attribute to natsorted and index_natsorted so that it mimics the functionality of the built-in sorted (issue #1)
  • Tests to reflect the new functionality, as well as tests demonstrating how to get similar functionality using natsort_key

6.45. 2.1.0 - 2012-12-05

6.45.1. Changed

  • Reorganized package
  • Now using a platform independent shell script generator (entry_points from distribute)
  • Can now execute natsort from command line with python -m natsort as well

6.46. 2.0.2 - 2012-11-30

6.46.1. Added

  • The use_2to3 option to setup.py
  • Include distribute_setup.py to the distribution
  • Dependency to the argparse module (for python2.6)

6.47. 2.0.1 - 2012-11-21

6.47.1. Added

  • Tests into the natsort.py file iteself

6.47.2. Changed

  • Reorganized directory structure

6.48. 2.0.0 - 2012-11-16

6.48.1. Added

  • Better README documentation
  • Doctests

6.48.2. Changed

  • Sorting algorithm to support floats (including exponentials) and basic version number support