I don't use GNOME, but...
Posted Jan 27, 2010 8:46 UTC (Wed) by fperrin
In reply to: I don't use GNOME, but...
Parent article: Stormy Peters: What should the GNOME Foundation accomplish in 2010?
I'm not a native English speaker, but...
Don't folder and directory both come from The Real World, and both refer to a way of organizing subitems ? According to Wiktionary :
Folder : An organizer that papers are kept in, usually with an index tab, to be stored as a single unit in a filing cabinet.
Directory : A list of names, addresses etc., of specific classes of people or organizations, often in alphabetical order or in some classification.
From this, it could even by argued that "folder" is actually more precise than "directory"...
So, why 1) is "folder" such a bad synonym for "directory" according to GP, 2) is "directory" a more complex/technical word for "folder" according to parent ?
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