Re: "Why Reuser 4 still is not in" doc

From: Jan Engelhardt
Date: Mon Jul 17 2006 - 10:32:46 EST

>Using this as an argument against plug-ins is a bit strange. I suppose
>somebody could go overboard and use plug-ins to implement a subKernel.
>Would this then imply that plug-ins are wrong?
Ok, I've read some other threads too and so this claim should be adjusted:

Writing a plugin (not necessarily r4 specific) that changes the semantics
of objects based on context (i.e. turning a file into a dir) is a bad idea
Actually, BSD has this double-semantic to a limited degree: you can call
`/usr/bin/vi /usr/bin` and get some binary representation of readdir.

Jan Engelhardt
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