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[ALLY] VID File Requestor 1.0 Re:(6)

From: anton:globalcenter:au at: 25-Sep-2000 3:25

Hi, [carl--cybercraft--co--nz] wrote:
> On 24-Sep-00, [anton--globalcenter--net--au] wrote: > > Hello, > > > [carl--cybercraft--co--nz] wrote: > > [snip] > > >> But a Most Recent list has the advantage of being automatic. Where > >> you were working yesterday will just be in the list without you > >> needing to think about it at all. > > > Not always true, because it could be a long path (or several recent > > directories - several long paths). > > Why would the lenght of a path make any differece?
Because more text takes longer to read. And some paths are really long. An assign can be really short.
> However, the list could get very long in a day if it was the actual > files you were listing instead of just their directories, so both a > most-recent-files list and most-recent-directories list would > probably make more sense. > > > An assign is short and effective (and requires even less thought).. > > How can it require less thought than something that's automatic? You > have to tell an assign what it's name is as well as what directories > it should point to. My idea is that every time you access a file > with the requester its path is added (or moved) to the top of a > most-recent list of X number of paths. > > > I like assigns. :) > > Well, as I'm already an Amiga user, I don't need them in REBOL anyway. > When root is working in the REBOL requester my assigns will already > be in it.
Same, but it would be nice if non-amiga people could benefit from assign-like shortcuts. I'm not proposing assigns as better than a recent list in an either/or kind of situation. We could easily have both. How about a favourites list, that you set up expressly. It requires thought to set up initially, like assigns, but it wouldn't change automatically, so you can use even less thought selecting your favourite directories or files, because you learn with use where they are in the drop-down list. A favourites list is kind of a mix between assigns and a recent list. What do you reckon? Regards, Anton.