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Re: DogCows or Polymorphism in the Hurd

From: Bas Wijnen
Subject: Re: DogCows or Polymorphism in the Hurd
Date: Sun, 5 Feb 2006 18:03:06 +0100
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On Sat, Feb 04, 2006 at 12:43:15PM +0100, Patrick Negre wrote:
> Is it really a good idea to create new name in the filesystem tree ? I mean,
> a file must have only one path, create new nodes with binding is confusing.
> I don't understand the need of binding the "foo.tar.bz" in a directory
> "foo".  Isn't it just possible to the application who need the tree view of
> foo.tar.bz to access it as a directory ?

This is.  But what about foo.gz?  There are numerous other examples where it
would be useful to have different facets which have (at least partly)
overlapping operations, with different implementations (so just using any of
them is not an option).


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