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SubjectRe: file as a directory
On Tue, 10 May 2005 10:39:23 BST, Peter Foldiak said:
> Back in November 2004, I suggested on the linux-kernel and reiserfs
> lists that the Reiser4 architecture could allow us to abolish the
> unnatural naming distinction between directories/files/parts-of-file
> (i.e. to unify naming within-file-system and within-file naming) in an
> efficient way.
> I suggested that one way of doing that would be to extend XPath-like
> selection syntax above the (XML) file level.

I believe the consensus was that this needs to happen at the VFS layer, not
the FS level. The next step would be designing an API for this - what would
the VFS present to userspace, and in what way, and how would backward
combatability be maintained?
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