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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.
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>Why? I'd much rather disallow it, than allow it and then have "nonlocal"
>effects.
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>
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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