* Ruud H.G. van Tol ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) [060305 18:11]:
> Juerd schreef:
> > hierarchical names make less
> > and less sense by the day
> I don't oversee the field yet, but maybe:
> Introduce aliases (or hardlinks, in file-system-speak). 
> Likely in a separate top branch, such as "@alias::". 
> The @alias-prefix is only necessary when there is a collision. 

Once upon a time, I had to categorize the subjects of 20k websites in
some logical structure, and then I discovered why the yellow pages
have a flat organization...

Of course, hierarchical names get less and less useful when your
set grows larger.  But it is better than nothing.

> @alias::HTTPD::Session -> Apache::Session
> HTTPD::Session -> Apache::Session

Well, that's a technical solutions... your fill the name-space even more:
the larger the harder to grasp.  In general, it has many benefit to pick
one name, and solve everything else via a searching mechanism like

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