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    SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
    Linus Torvalds wrote:

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    >
    >
    >>>And you might not be able to change the
    >>>permissions or date on the named stream either, since it may or may not
    >>>have a separate date/permission thing from the container.
    >>>
    >>>
    >>You should be able to change the permission and data,
    >>
    ^data^date

    >> but when you
    >>change it, you change it for the whole container.
    >>
    >>
    >
    >Why? I'd much rather disallow it, than allow it and then have "nonlocal"
    >effects.
    >
    >
    Sometimes you want the nonlocal effects and sometimes you don't, and by
    decomposing streams into smaller primitives we can let users choose as
    they want.



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