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Subject: Re: new extension for talkbox directory clip: ".dirname.tbx"
From: Andreas Stemmer (groovingandi_at_gmx.de)
Date: 2004-04-14


Brian Wolven wrote:
> Placing them anywhere *but* the directory where they are to be spoken is
> just asking for trouble, increased code complexity, and myriad
> possibilities for synchronization errors. Change the '.' to an '_', and
> change 'dirname' and the extension to anything else, as long as it's
> fixed. But don't decouple the clips from the folders. That's begging for
> trouble, IMO. I think it would also be pretty easy to look for either
> '.dirname' or '_dirname' without doing a fullblown directory search.
> This would allow UNIX users to keep the files hidden, if they so choose,
> and allow windows users who prefer the explorer interface to manage
> their files more easily.

Just to add my opinion (in case anybody cares...):
I prefer having the clips within the mp3 directories to prevent any
synchronization problems. I don't care about the name and the extension
of the clips, as long as it's more or less self explaining and not too
cryptic.
I don't see any problems with dotfiles, even for windows users. Normally
you create them once with a script and don't care about them afterwards.
Copying and moving is no problem with the explorer once they are
created. However, if there's a majority voting for an underscore-name,
it's ok for me, too.

Andreas

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