Re: file as a directory

From: Hans Reiser
Date: Wed Dec 15 2004 - 11:59:48 EST

Horst von Brand wrote:

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?

Read the

paper for why relational is the wrong model.

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

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