re: What Would You Say for... File Tagging? VIEW POST


I am biased from Rails, but I think separating hierarchy based on architectural layers makes the most sense. Your first example seems confusing because you have verb (/controller) and noun/thing/object (/order) directories on the same level.

I am an avid user of exuberant CTags. I think here are bindings for other editors as well. Sublime:


The first picture lists all tags “present” in the example project, it wasn’t meant to depict a useful layout. I should’ve made that clearer.

As for separating by layers vs. other ways, I think there are at least some good arguments for other styles e.g. packaging by feature or by “component” (in Simon Browns understanding). Also, I believe that one can successfully mix these styles once a codebase grows to a certain size.

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