File System

G. S. Hayes sjdevnull at
Tue Aug 31 18:47:03 CEST 2004

Aaron Bingham <bingham at> wrote in message news:<mailman.2656.1093944977.5135.python-list at>...
> Hello Maboroshi,
> You are not the first to think that there might be an alternative to the 
> filesystem.  Here are a few links to sites for projects where 
> filesystems have been rethought or eliminated in very different ways.

And let's not forget the reiserfs version 4 debate that's going on on
the linux-kernel mailing list right now (and could potentially result
in the fs being very different from the standard Unix fs, allowing a
cyclic graph with object inheritance and complex query operations--or
not, since it's not entirely clear that that's a good idea).  Check
out the thread "silent semantic changes with reiser4" and related
threads at e.g.

I guess BeOS had a pretty unique FS as well, and its author (Dominic
Giampalo) is working on a new FS for the Mac.  And there's the
(recently delayed) WinFS as well.

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