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space padding makes me identify fast, by comparing with neighbor names.   [OT]

By: Peter Shute       
Date: Aug 08,2017 at 18:37
In Response to: space padding makes me identify fast, by comparing with neighbor names. (Ryan)

> i kind of use the filenames as a databse so to speak, if it were a
> basic compiler, the analogy would be the record (rank vector) and field
> (column vector), just looking at the words written at the same column
> positions of filenames will give me the information of the files very
> fast by comparing with the neighbor filenames. so spaces are really
> essential. i can do the same padding with the _ or -, but it takes more
> work, and not quite manageable, and the readability is not good either.

Do you mean you're using them to keep "fields" of information in lots of filenames aligned? I do that too, but tend to use zeros or dashes.

If Megasync drops them, perhaps it would be worth changing them to dashes or something. Ztree can do that kind of replacement.

I don't understand the Basic compiler analogy.

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