Give all tools where appropriate the ability to be used recursively on a directory tree of folders.
For example for creating spatial indexes, setting projections, appending featureclasses etc. For non file based workspaces tools should be able to be applied to all datasets in the workspace or a selection of datasetes defined by a string containing a wild card character or characters.
I know that some of this can be done using the batch command but it is a bit cumbersome and it is very slow to populate
the batch grid if large numbers of datasetsare involved. Also naming the output for some tool is problematic and involves manualy populating the grid because the fill option is not appropriate..
Other examples that spring to mind are:
1. Clip all featureclass in a workspace and output the results to a new workspace
2. Resample all rasters in a workspace and output the results to a new workspace