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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes in reiser4 (brief attempt to document the idea of what reiser4 wants to do with metafiles and why

> >What about choosing just "..." instead of "metas"? "metas" is string
> >that needs translation etc, while "..." is nicely neutral.
> >
> >cat /sound_of_silence.mp3/.../author
> >
> >does not look bad, either...

> "..." is pretty good, but I think it has been used by others, but I
> really forget who. I could live with "...", but I think "metas" and
> "..metas" will collide less often. Apparently Meta is a finnish name or
> something, so Linus does not like it. The exact string is really not
> very important to me. I agree that "..." is elegant.

Well, "..." is mostly used by script kiddies -- they usually have
their rootkit collection there :-).

It would be nice to decide on one escape into "meta" namespace,
uservfs and similar projects probably should be converted to use same

[Uservfs currently uses things like cat /tmp/foo.tgz#utar/bar.gz#ugz
... essentially using # as another separator. It should probably be
converted to use same meta escape].


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