Text-mode apps (Was :Who are the "spacists"?)

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Sun Apr 2 07:21:49 EDT 2017


On Sun, Apr 2, 2017 at 9:12 PM, bartc <bc at freeuk.com> wrote:
> But people, when unrestrained, will /always/ want to do something that may
> not be practical. For example, why bother with the separate concepts
> 'filename' and 'file'; just have the file contents /as/ the filename! If
> there are no limits on how long a filename is or what characters it can
> have, then people will take advantage.
>

This is possible. It's called a "content-based file system", and it's
the basis of tools like git, for example. But it's not the entire
solution; you still need some way to tell a program which blob to
react to.

ChrisA


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