Re: Representing Unix filenames in Unicode

From: Hans Aberg (
Date: Sun Nov 27 2005 - 23:17:30 CST

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    On 28 Nov 2005, at 01:09, Philippe Verdy wrote:

    > ... the POSIX hierarchical filesystem has severe limitations, and
    > work is going on to support multiple navigable dimensions in a
    > filesystem by allowing as many meta-data as needed on any file,
    > each one acting as a new dimension.

    Those things are likely to be implemented on top of the simpler UNIX
    filesystem. It is simply too difficult to rework UNIX itself to a
    more complicated filesystem. It has to do with keeping the filesystem
    efficient and consistent, which requires a great deal of tricky low
    level programming.

       Hans Aberg

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