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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
On Thu, 26 Aug 2004, Linus Torvalds wrote:

> So "/tmp/bash" is _not_ two different things. It is _one_ entity, that
> contains both a standard data stream (the "file" part) _and_ pointers to
> other named streams (the "directory" part).

OK, that makes sense.

> Hey, think of it as a wave-particle duality. Both "modes" exist at the
> same time, and cannot be separated from each other. Which one you see
> depends entirely on your "experiment", ie how you open the file.

Guess I'm scared again now. We need to make sure that
backup programs don't fall victim to the uncertainty
principle ;)

"Debugging is twice as hard as writing the code in the first place.
Therefore, if you write the code as cleverly as possible, you are,
by definition, not smart enough to debug it." - Brian W. Kernighan

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