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    SubjectRe: file as a directory
    Horst von Brand wrote:

    >Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com> said:
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    >>Horst von Brand wrote:
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    >>>Peter Foldiak <Peter.Foldiak@st-andrews.ac.uk> said:
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    >>>[...]
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    >>>>Perhaps a better way to think about this is that instead of talking
    >>>>about directories and files, we just talk about objects.
    >>>>
    >>>>
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    >>>Then you have a collection of interrelated objects, i.e., a database.
    >>>Operating systems that work on databases (no filesystem) have been done,
    >>>and are a nice idea... but are far, far away from Unix.
    >>>
    >>>
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    >>A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.
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    >Right. But you need to know where you are going, and why.
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    >>Actually, databases are the wrong solution because they are relational,
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    >Says who?
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    >
    Read the

    www.namesys.com/future_vision.html

    paper for why relational is the wrong model.

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    >
    >>and what is needed is a semi-structured query language that is upwardly
    >>compatible with Unix hierarchical semantics, ala
    >>www.namesys.com/future_vision.html
    >>
    >>

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