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