Tree structures

Subject: Tree structures
From: geoff-h -at- MTL -dot- FERIC -dot- CA
Date: Thu, 13 Feb 1997 14:22:14 -0600

Jane Bergen wondered what to call a branching structure
similar to the files and directories in Windows Explorer.
Jane, FWIW "tree" is a pretty good description of your
interface, particularly if the user guide explains this
approach in the "getting started" section and defines
"tree" in the glossary. It's a simple enough concept that
once you alert your readers to it, they'll have no
problems. You can get more complicated (e.g., call it a
key, nested structure, etc.), but I don't think that's any
improvement.

--Geoff Hart @8^{)} geoff-h -at- mtl -dot- feric -dot- ca
Disclaimer: Speaking for myself, not FERIC.

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