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Re: Hurd translators on BSD

From: William Leslie
Subject: Re: Hurd translators on BSD
Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 14:08:24 +1000

2009/9/25 Sergiu Ivanov <address@hidden>:
> I wonder whether it is reasonable to try FUSE to implement
> translators.  I've never been much into FUSE, but the Wikipedia
> article says that ``FUSE is particularly useful for writing virtual
> file systems'', which, AIUI, is precisely the matter of interest for
> most translators.  (At least FUSE filesystems like GmailFS,
> WikipediaFS, archivemount sound a lot like actual translator names.)

Afraid not. Hurd translators are far more general. With FUSE you
provide file or directory like APIs, with HurdIO you can provide any
API. The more common subset of hurdio (the file and directory APIs)
might be portable to fuse, however.

William Leslie

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