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

On Thu, 1 Jul 1999, Hans Reiser wrote:

> 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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