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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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