The stable sorting I talk about in the GitHub issue is actually not that uncommon.
http://tablesorter.com/docs/ has an alternative way of sorting tables
The stable sorting I talk about in the GitHub issue is actually not that uncommon.I'm still not really clear what you're referring to there (and, to reiterate, the thing I was asking for examples of was the convoluted "hidden sort order following the click history" idea).
Yeah, that's great. I don't think we can do it without UI feedback, though, and I'm not sure we can do much of anything in the tree view UI.
The "convoluted 'hidden sort order following the click history' idea" I was talking about initially is exactly the above, except I didn't know what to call it at the time and the "history tracking" is implicit in the algorithm.
Dan doesn't think that enough users care about being able to sort by multiple columns and that the preset sort orders are sophisticated and do what most users want.