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SubjectRe: silent semantic changes with reiser4
On Sat, 28 Aug 2004, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Well.. Yes. We already have "." and "..", which are "special extra
> streams" in a sense. However, people expect them, and know to ignore them.
> The same wouldn't be true of new naming.

If the streams that don't contain data weren't real
files, but instead fifos, backup programs would ignore
them fine.

Tar seems to ignore special nodes ...

"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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