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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] /proc/scsi/map
    Użytkownik Linus Torvalds napisał:
    > On Thu, 20 Jun 2002, Martin Dalecki wrote:
    >>> /devices/disks/disk0 -> ../../pci0/00:02.0/02:1f.0/03:07.0/disk0
    >> ^^^^^^^^^^ You notice the redundancy in naming here :-).
    > I'd rather have redundancy than have horrible names like just "0", thank
    > you very much.
    > It takes up no space, all the dentries are virtual anyway, and a dentry
    > embeds the storage for the first n characters (n ~16 or something like
    > that).
    >>Boah the chierachies are already deep enough. /devices/net/eth@XX
    >>will cut it.
    > There is _no_ excuse for being terse.

    Yes indeed:

    ls DIR
    cp COPY
    mv REANME
    cat TYPE

    Note: the VMS stuff was even longer. You ever used the "shell" there?

    > Also, never EVER use special characters like "@" unless there is _reason_
    > to use them. I don't see any reason to make a filesystem look like perl.

    The reaons is that it is making the splitup betwen the enumeration
    and naming part very easy. Not just for scripts but for C code as well.
    Numbers get user quite frequently for versioning as well.
    And I tought the above should be mainly used by programs?

    > Please use sane names like "disknnn" over insane cryptographically secure
    > filesystem contents like "sd@nnn".

    I'm so used to sd@ :-). Don't invent where you can borrow - or you will
    go the esperanto way.

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