[tahoe-dev] down with filesystems! up with the web! -- Re: [tahoe-lafs] #776: users are confused by "tahoe rm"

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Fri Jan 1 11:32:30 UTC 2010

Chimpy McSimian IV, Esq. wrote:
> This Google blog post is a response to people who
> were expecting folders:
> http://googlesystem.blogspot.com/2009/02/gmail-adds-folders-by-improving-label.html
> If anything, it sounds like you should stick with exposing a tree
> structure to users. 

Summarizing what I said earlier:  Everyone is happy to browse arbitrary 
graphs.  No one likes to manipulate arbitrary graphs.  Engineers are 
barely OK manipulating directed acyclic graphs.  The rest of the 
population are only going to manipulate trees, and if it is not a tree, 
it is a bug.

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