[tahoe-dev] [tahoe-lafs] #1104: the button to unlink a child from a directory should not be labelled "del"

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Sat Jul 3 08:39:59 UTC 2010


On 2010-06-29 8:48 AM, tahoe-lafs wrote:
> #1104: the button to unlink a child from a directory should not be labelled "del"
> -------------------------------+--------------------------------------------
>   Reporter:  zooko              |           Owner:
>       Type:  defect             |          Status:  new
>   Priority:  major              |       Milestone:  undecided
> Component:  code-frontend-web  |         Version:  1.7.0
>   Keywords:  easy usability     |   Launchpad Bug:
> -------------------------------+--------------------------------------------
>   It should probably be labelled "unlink". In general I think it is hard for
>   users to understand the difference between deletion and unlinking, and we
>   can hopefully make it a little easier for them by being consistent in our
>   choice of words.

The file systems that people are accustomed to using, treat and display 
an owning link, where unlinking realy does delete, differently from an 
non owning link - and the vast majority of links, the normal case, are 
owning links, which form a true tree, and can be subjected to tree 
manipulations.




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