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DarkForest itself was a copy of Bacon!
Authored by: thereitis on Nov 18, '03 04:44:32PM

Nice historics but I will add a precision.
DarkForest was written in 1992 by a NeXT employee, Garth Snyder (and has the NeXT copyright).
But itself was a copy of an older NeXT internal utility called Bacon!
Though Bacon was never seeded outside (it was a little bit buggy), DarkForest was made available on the usual FTP sites.
But it's Bacon that originated that very usefull interface.
And no, you can't do the same in the Finder because you would have to wait for the counting in each folder and when you'd be in a new folder you would loose the counting of the precedent!
In the utilities everything is recorded. You have an instant photography of your hard drive. Its interest is intimately associated with the column view. Use it in list view can be interesting for a small amount of files but a non sense for an full hard disk!

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DarkForest itself was a copy of Bacon!
Authored by: robg on Nov 18, '03 09:04:33PM

Wow, thanks for the expanded history lesson! Interesting that it traces that far back...


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