pathnames [Re: files, printers, etc. [Re: The feel of a Lisp
Tue, 06 May 1997 14:43:11 -0700
Mike McDonald wrote:
> >Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 14:29:54 -0700
> >From: Luca Pisati <email@example.com>
> >To: Mike McDonald <mikemac>
> >Subject: Re: pathnames [Re: files, printers, etc. [Re: The feel of a Lisp
> >Mike McDonald wrote:
> >> >Date: Tue, 06 May 1997 13:25:17 +1000
> >> >From: "Chris Bitmead uid(x22068)" <Chris.Bitmead@alcatel.com.au>
> >> >Subject: Re: pathnames [Re: files, printers, etc. [Re: The feel of a Lisp
> >> >To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> >> >"You're still assuming simple directed graph structure with a single
> >> >key for getting at your objects."
> >> >
> >> Nope, not that either. Even Unix has a many to one mapping when it
> >> comes to its file systems.
> >Do you mean links ?
> >> Mike McDonald
> >> email@example.com
> >Luca Pisati Voice: (310) 577-0518
> Links, and .. both allow you to create multiple paths to the same
And we do have a problem, indeed with links.
We do save out files, which contain references to other files.
Whenever users start to access one of those files through a
different link, well, then we can have troubles.
I would like to have more than one path, if those paths would
be always known (as if I could ask to unix: which is the
primary path of this path ?) Well, mostly I think I would
like to have a database oriented FS in which file referencing
other files would be known to the database ...
> Mike McDonald
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