[REBOL] Re: NTFS Stream Fun
From: anton:lexicon at: 7-Aug-2002 14:30
So you're saying that the fact that the streams
are more difficult to modify & and access is what
makes them useful.
A bit like information-hiding and public interfaces
from object orientation.
Seems like a useful concept - I can buy that.
Although, what happens when you want to get rid
of some "meta-data"? Or copy some meta-data to
It seems much like an archive, containing a bunch
of files, one of which is a "default" file that
has the data you probably want.
If archives were transparently incorporated into
the filesystem, then I can imagine accessing their
contents directly using path notation:
but referring to:
would be equivalent to:
File streaming was obviously designed to solve some
specific problems, so I am not criticising it
as such, just the excited reaction as if it is
some wonderful new way of expressing relationships
between clumps of data.
File streams just add some special leaves to the
branches of the hierarchical filesystem tree.