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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    David Lang <> writes:

    > so far the best answer that I've seen is a slight varient of what Hans
    > is proposing for the 'file-as-a-directory'
    > make the base file itself be a serialized version of all the streams
    > and if you want the 'main' stream open file/. (or some similar
    > varient)

    > in fact it may make sense to just open file/file to get at the 'main'
    > stream of the file (there may be cases where the concept of a single
    > main stream may not make sense)

    So what happens if I have a text file foo.txt and add an author
    attribute to it? When I read foo.txt the next time it's supposed to
    give me a serialized version with both the contents of foo.txt _and_
    the author attribute?

    That would definitely confuse me.

    Or did I misunderstand something?


    "Just how much can I get away with and still go to heaven?"

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    Christer Weinigel <>
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