[lkml]   [2003]   [Nov]   [3]   [last100]   RSS Feed
Views: [wrap][no wrap]   [headers]  [forward] 
Messages in this thread
SubjectRe: Things that Longhorn seems to be doing right
Theodore Ts'o writes:


> I believe that there is a big difference between, "I want the file
> named /home/tytso/src/e2fsprogs/e2fsck/e2fsck.c", and "I remember
> vaguely that 5 years ago, I read a paper about the effects of high-fat
> diets on akida's, where the first name of the author was Tom". The
> first is a filename lookup. The second is a search. I would like
> better search tools for files in a filesystem, no doubt. But I would
> never, ever put a search that might return an ambiguous number of
> responses (that might change over time as more files are added to the
> filesystem) in a Makefile as a source file.

It is called "a directory". :) There is no crime in putting

cc src/*.c

into Makefile. I think that Hans' query-result-object denoting multiple
objects is more like directory than single regular file.


> - Ted

To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe linux-kernel" in
the body of a message to
More majordomo info at
Please read the FAQ at

 \ /
  Last update: 2005-03-22 13:58    [W:0.108 / U:4.344 seconds]
©2003-2018 Jasper Spaans|hosted at Digital Ocean and TransIP|Read the blog|Advertise on this site