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RE: I save my files

by cwest (Friar)
on Sep 05, 2000 at 20:52 UTC ( #31144=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to I save my files

Since I'm the second to vote, I suppose I'll write some comentary...

Linux/Unix:

I hate clutter, especially in home directories. I've seen too many home directories with 100 random files in them... eww.

Not to mention the fact that Perl itself has wonderful directory organizatoin. It could be better, perhaps, but it's pretty dang good none the less.

Windows:
Windows, in many cases, attempts to hide directory (oops, 'folder') hierarchy from it's users. This way, you never have to know that you've saved hundreds of Word documents related to everything from your thesis to your MP3 collection in the same place ( with a name called ``My collection of MP3's is very large.doc'' ).

At least all your programs ( and their configuration files and dll's, yuck ) are all expected to live under ``Program Files''.

Mac:
What directory structure? ;-)

You can put anything anywhere without reservation. Put it on your Hard Drive, or heck, put it on your Desktop ( isn't that on your Hard Drive too? oh well.... ). With the exception of a few things ( extensions and, where are those configuration programs anyhow? ) have to be someplace.

On this OS, it's the hardest to enforce heirarchy since you don't 'really' have to have any at all.

VMS/BeOS/Dos:
I don't want to talk about it :-)


--
Casey


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RE: RE: I save my files
by gumpu (Friar) on Sep 05, 2000 at 22:23 UTC

    As to VMS: VMS is just like Unix, except that there is some odd limit on the directory depth and a . is used inplace of a / to seperate directories... which gives very fun results if you unzip archives taken from another system :)

RE: RE: I save my files
by petemar1 (Pilgrim) on Sep 05, 2000 at 23:39 UTC
    I try to use a well-defined structure, but then it gets all fuzzy. Entropy always wins in the end.
RE: RE: I save my files
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 08, 2000 at 11:03 UTC
    "At least all your programs ( and their configuration files and dll's, yuck ) are all expected to live under `Program Files.'" Actually, Windows stores them in two places: C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM for shared DLLs and C:\PROGRA~1\application (where `application' is the name of an application directory) for DLLs specific to that application. OR.. at least developers are *supposed* to do it that way (Ie. This Program Has Performed An Illegal Operation *boink* *boink*). But, Windows sucks raw, red donkey balls, IMO, anyway. :)
RE: RE: I save my files
by Anonymous Monk on Sep 08, 2000 at 14:14 UTC
    Casey you have waaaaay too much time on your hands. And so do I it seems... Heath

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