Alaric B. Williams
Mon, 19 May 1997 20:20:16 +0000

> >Can anyone think of any cases that it breaks?
> Yes, the same situation that I already gave.

Oh. Sorry!

> The point is, when you have a persistent object store, you get at
> objects using a reference to an object rather than a path name. Thus
> you don't know where the object came from. Thus you can't make
> assumptions about what should happen when you update it.

That's why I'd refer to a container object, and then open it with a version
ID; either a fixed functional reference or a "just give me the latest, dammit!"

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