I love EF - you know I will buy it in a few days.
Meanwhile - something I think is missing (but it may be me not knowing how to do something) …
The “Untagged” pre-provided smart folder isn’t useful as it is because new files automatically get the unread tag which means they don’t appear in Untagged until you have read them - since you have to find them to read them this is catch 22 ;-).
So I was playing with smart folders to try to work around it by selecting records that have no tags or exactly one tag that is that one - and as far as I can see it can’t be done with the logical functions provided. My logical thinking tells me why its not possible too - if you look at every expression language used for saying things about data every one of them has three functions
(though some of them use zero-or-more-of for the last one above). Examples are UML, talking about instances in DTD editors, grep/sed/general-unix regular expressions and so on. This is because you need all three functionalities in order to be able to express any possibility - with only two of them it can’t be done (imho). Now looking at what one can do with tag expressions in smart folders I can’t find a way to do “exactly-one-of” nor any other way to express “no tags or exactly one tag which is the unread tag”.
If you or somone else can find a flaw in this argument I’ll be very happy to be corrected but as it stands I think not everything one might want to do can be done for the reasons I’ve stated.
What do you think ?
PS: not on this issue but something else - I’m finding one or two minor bugs in tag creation particularly. They won’t put me off EF but should I presume you know about them or do you want them reported? (they are so obvious I’m sure you’ve discovered them). Is there a list of known bugs you are working on somewhere ?
ps2. I would never post on a forum without copying the text first in case of time-out while editing but I love the autosave on this forum. All forums should do this :-).