Re: Meta files for files without new interfaces
Marcus Brinkmann wrote:
On Wed, Jan 23, 2002 at 07:43:12AM +0200, Ognyan Kulev wrote:
As a way to avoid new interfaces for dealing with properties, we can use
the empty file name "". So `cat index.html//mime/content-type' would
We can't, for many reasons. For one, the empty filename is used in the
Hurd protocol already for other stuff (I don't remember for what).
There was a discussion about some bugs in processing empty file names
but while reading it i didn't notice the special nature of these file names.
Second, this conflicts directly with POSIX, which says that // is
converterted to / on all lookups.
I didn't know that requirement of POSIX. I thought the semantics of //
is just undefined in POSIX :-/ IMHO using concepts like files and
directories for handling metainfo will make these abilities more popular.
Ognyan Kulev <email@example.com>, "\"Programmer\""