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

David-Sarah Hopwood david-sarah at jacaranda.org
Mon Jan 4 03:33:19 UTC 2010


James A. Donald wrote:
> 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.

They manipulate graphs (bugs notwithstanding), showing the tree of
explored paths within the graph.

>> 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.

Doesn't work for me; it must be different between Vista installations.

-- 
David-Sarah Hopwood  ⚥  http://davidsarah.livejournal.com

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