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From: Hans Reiser (reiser@namesys.com)
Date: Wed Dec 15 2004 - 11:57:27 EST


Horst von Brand wrote:

>Hans Reiser <reiser@namesys.com> said:
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>>Horst von Brand wrote:
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>>>Peter Foldiak <Peter.Foldiak@st-andrews.ac.uk> said:
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>>>>Perhaps a better way to think about this is that instead of talking
>>>>about directories and files, we just talk about objects.
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>>>Then you have a collection of interrelated objects, i.e., a database.
>>>Operating systems that work on databases (no filesystem) have been done,
>>>and are a nice idea... but are far, far away from Unix.
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>>A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.
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>Right. But you need to know where you are going, and why.
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>>Actually, databases are the wrong solution because they are relational,
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>Says who?
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Read the

www.namesys.com/future_vision.html

paper for why relational is the wrong model.

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>>and what is needed is a semi-structured query language that is upwardly
>>compatible with Unix hierarchical semantics, ala
>>www.namesys.com/future_vision.html
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