Re: file as a directory

From: Horst von Brand
Date: Wed Dec 15 2004 - 08:31:30 EST

Hans Reiser <reiser@xxxxxxxxxxx> said:
> 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.

Right. But you need to know where you are going, and why.

> Actually, databases are the wrong solution because they are relational,

Says who?

> and what is needed is a semi-structured query language that is upwardly
> compatible with Unix hierarchical semantics, ala
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