Dynamics suffix and prefix not following written order

An example: If I type “p molto” in the dynamics popover, the result is “molto p” for instance.
Why is the typed-in order not respected?

(I know that I must use the suffix field in the properties panel, it just gets very tedious.)

“p sempre” is respected, as is “sempre p”.
“poco cresc.” results in “cresc.”

I suppose there are some very well thought out reasons to all this, but I am not convinced.

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You’re certainly not the first person to make this observation, and I agree with the general principle that Dorico should where possible respect the order of entry. Dynamics and tempo parsing in the popovers are certainly an area where we plan to go around again and make some improvements, though I can’t say for sure when we will do that.