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Hierarchical organization

Hierarchical organization

Posted Jan 31, 2013 3:18 UTC (Thu) by raven667 (subscriber, #5198)
In reply to: Hierarchical organization by dlang
Parent article: Seigo:

I'm not sure what you are describing is functionally or technically different than tags, it's just semantically different. Well, trying to shoe-horn a filesystem (with hard-links for example) into a tagging system brings along baggage such as enforced parent/child relationships that artificially constrain and complicate the system and should probably be worked around by using something designed for tags.

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Hierarchical organization

Posted Jan 31, 2013 4:58 UTC (Thu) by dlang (subscriber, #313) [Link]

my point is that tags are not something magic that achieve things that could never have been done before, and they don't require you to throw away the filesystem info.

Tagging is extremely useful to supplement filesystem location info, but trying to have it substitute for that info is wrong.

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