Vadim Antonov's Grail

Laurent Martelli
03 Jan 1999 13:43:13 +0100

>>>>> "Fco" == Fco J Ballesteros <> writes:

    Fco> David Jeske writes:
    >> communication channel. Yet it specifically provides no
    >> provisions for recording or understanding the data-format
    >> within one of these communication channels.

    Fco> It seems to me, that was exactly their aim. IMHO, because
    Fco> they like the unstructured-file ux tradition, and I'd say
    Fco> they try do the same w/ raw memory. But that's after a quick
    Fco> read of their paper...

I've started to read the paper. However I think that unstructured
files are the biggest flaw in unix systems, because when you have a
file, you don't known how to interpret it, since there's no meta-data
describing how the data in the file should be interperted.