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    SubjectRe: file as a directory
    Hans Reiser <> said:
    > Horst von Brand wrote:
    > >Peter Foldiak <> said:

    > >[...]

    > >>Perhaps a better way to think about this is that instead of talking
    > >>about directories and files, we just talk about objects.

    > >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.

    > A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.

    Right. But you need to know where you are going, and why.

    > Actually, databases are the wrong solution because they are relational,

    Says who?

    > and what is needed is a semi-structured query language that is upwardly
    > compatible with Unix hierarchical semantics, ala
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