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    SubjectRe: (reiserfs) Re: 20 years without semantic innovation is enough


    On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Hans Reiser wrote:

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    > When you cat mydoc.doc, it should come out with delimiters separating
    > the files according to some arbitrary syntax, that way it can all work.

    Hrrrmmmm... No offence, but... where did it come from? Some demented
    LISPer? You *do* realize that such suggestion implies quoting scheme,
    right? It's easy to do when the contents of file is a tree, but damn hard
    when it's an array with an arbitrary contents. And such quoting will mean
    that cat is not fast anymore - extra copying is not fun, especially for
    situations when you have to run non-trivial loops [cost of unaligned
    memory access is surprisingly high].

    > The NFS issue was fixed by Tweedie earlier in this thread.

    Umm... Modulo recompilation of existing tools - yes.


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