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Please don't change the order of tables in anvil.yaml

After changing the name of a column on a table, I often end up with a huge diff for the anvil.yaml file in the repository.

It looks like 99% of the differences are caused by the fact that the order of the tables has changed. Even tables that I have not touched seem to change their position.

Please avoid changing the order of the tables in anvil.yaml.

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Columns would benefit from a fixed order, too.

Diffs get a lot simpler when order is standardized, e.g., alphabetical.

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