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This conflated design seems reasonable at first, but hinders efforts to classify a file in more flexible ways.

File names and paths in a hierarchical file system serve double duty: they tell the machine how to reach a file to in order to retrieve it, and they show the human how the file is classified. This conflated design seems reasonable at first, but hinders efforts to classify a file in more flexible ways. — https://www.nayuki.io/page/designing-better-file-organization-around-tags-not-hierarchies
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