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    SubjectRe: file as a directory
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    On Thu, 2004-12-16 at 18:48, Hans Reiser wrote:
    > David Masover wrote:
    > > Speaking of which, how much speed is lost by starting up a process?
    > >
    > > The idea of caching is that running
    > >
    > > cat *; cat *; cat *; cat *; cat *
    > >
    > > is probably slower than
    > >
    > > cat * > baz; cat baz; cat baz; cat baz; cat baz; cat baz
    >
    > Only for small files where the per file overhead of a read is significant.

    But if the glued "file" is a stream (or pipe?) you can't do everything
    with it (e.g. seek() ) that you could do with a proper file, right?
    You may want to do everything with it that you can do with a proper
    file.

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