[REBOL] Re: NTFS Stream Fun
From: anton:lexicon at: 7-Aug-2002 1:59
This is the first of streams that I have heard.
I am sceptical about its long-term value, except to
support applications that use it already (like
Isn't it just creating a new namespace - therefore
creating more work in creating/accessing/deleting
So, you can hide some streams in one file, keeping
them nicely together. But what is the advantage over
a set of files in a directory?
We already know how to create, access, move, delete,
compress, decompress etc. files in a filesystem, why
create another namespace?
Then we just have to write a set of functions that
translate between the two namespaces - a waste of time,
in my view.
But perhaps there is a high-performance situation
where this NTFS feature is really useful. If someone can
point it out, then I might change my mind. :)