Re: file as a directory

From: Hans Reiser
Date: Wed Dec 15 2004 - 00:11:46 EST

Horst von Brand wrote:

Peter Foldiak <Peter.Foldiak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> said:


Perhaps a better way to think about this is that instead of talking
about directories and files, we just talk about objects.

Then you have a collection of interrelated objects, i.e., a database.
Operating systems that work on databases (no filesystem) have been done,
and are a nice idea... but are far, far away from Unix.

A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.

Actually, databases are the wrong solution because they are relational, and what is needed is a semi-structured query language that is upwardly compatible with Unix hierarchical semantics, ala
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