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Re: NSSavePanel - Visited files fontification (patch)

From: Nicola Pero
Subject: Re: NSSavePanel - Visited files fontification (patch)
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 00:25:00 +0100 (BST)


I quite like the idea! :-) brilliant - taken from web browsers I guess -
so yes I'd like to apply your patch ... but I have an obvious suggestion -

> Hi,
> Attached is an experimental patch for NSSavePanel/NSOpenPanel 
> to fontify visited files in those panels. This fontification is good for
> better orientation and faster location of files.
> If you choose a file (by pressing the OK button) in the panel, 
> the file is remembered. Next time you open one of these two panels, each
> component of the path to that file will be written in bold font. The
> behaviour can be enabled using defaults:
> defaults write NSGlobalDomain NSFontifyVisitedFiles YES
> Count of files remembered per directory is stored in NSVisitedFilesCount 
> (default is 3).

What about instead storing, say, the last 50 [number configurable] visited
files in a single global list ?

You might well have a very big messy directory (for example, my home
directory) where you have more than 3 files that you open often, and still
you don't want the list to grow too big.

Also, storing on a per directory basis has the risk that as time passes,
your gnustep defaults will be clobbered by lots of visited files for
directories which no longer exists :-)

If we keep a single big list of, say, 50 paths, then we are sure the space
the `visited files cache' takes up in the gnustep defaults is limited.

I'd prefer it.

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