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Is there a better alternative to the folder-based file system, and will it be replaced any time soon? [closed]

All file systems I've encountered have been based on folders - you have a root folder, which contains files and subfolders, which in turn contains files and subfolders, and so on. Is there a better ...
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Best way to handle delimited files

So typically a CSV file uses a comma and the return character as it's field and line delimiters. This runs into obvious problems with text which can contain both these characters. Obviously there ...
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Which languages use “paired” header/implementation files?

C is ubiquitous, and C++ nearly as much, but I'm curious which other languages follow a similar model of header files. Specifically, in which other languages is it idiomatic to edit pairs or groups ...
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Best way to delimit variable elements of a path in code documentation?

Often some element of a path is variable, but the path as a whole needs to be documented in some manner for later programmers. Especially when using *nix systems, almost any character is a valid ...
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How should I organize programming files into directories? [closed]

Sometimes, one creates a exploratory prototype and forgets about structure in the directories... What are good tips on dividing the programming files over (several levels of) directories?