[chandler-users] What's the difference between 'remove' and 'delete'

Paul Mattal paul at mattal.com
Wed Aug 27 09:47:15 PDT 2008

Eugene Eric Kim wrote:
> Hi Jeffrey,
> On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 8:02 AM, Jeffrey Harris
> <jeffrey at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>>> Incidentally, I noticed that Delete moves items to the Trash, but
>>> removing an item that is only in one collection does not. This is
>>> probably a bug, although I'll wait to hear confirmation before I
>>> submit it.
>> We've gone back and forth on this, most recently we've settled on the
>> Dashboard counting as a collection.  That means if you have an item in a
>> "include in dashboard" collection, removing that item from the last
>> non-dashboard collection leaves the item in the dashboard.
>> I can't remember why we did it that way now, that may not be the ideal
>> behavior, but if it's a bug, it's at least intentional :)
> Won't file it, then. :-)
> On the one hand, this feels intuitively wrong to me, as I think of the
> Dashboard as an aggregation of items, not a collection in and of
> itself. I never think of adding items solely to the Dashboard, for
> example.
> On the other hand, I only use Remove when an item belongs in multiple
> collections, and I use Delete all other times, so this doesn't affect
> me either way. Plus, I never look in Trash. *knock on wood*

The one thing I note here is that if the Dashboard is to be treated 
as a collection, it seems like I should be able to have it in the 
Hub and be able to share it.

- P

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