[tahoe-dev] up with filesystems! up with the web!

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Mon Jan 4 03:23:30 UTC 2010

David-Sarah Hopwood wrote:
> If the filesystem is a graph, then the tools need to support it as
> a graph.

Yet the windows file system is an arbitrary graph, and tools to 
manipulate it manipulate trees.

> Windows explorer is hardly a good example of a well-designed UI for
> browsing *or* manipulating a filesystem with symlinks. It can't even
> expand a symlink without throwing up some modal error dialog.

This is not my experience.  I have a bunch of shortcuts in my documents 
directory that point to folders and web pages without any regard to tree 
relationship, and I click on one of them every few minutes.

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