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[REBOL] Re: NTFS Stream Fun

From: bga:bug-br at: 5-Aug-2002 22:09

> Wow! This could be a good way to organise data files. Instead of > having > pcodes-vic.dat, pcodes-nsw.dat, etc have pcodes.dat:vic, > pcodes.dat:nsw. > Makes me wonder if this could be useful for DB type apps . . . db- > file:key=3F > Think I'll see if there are any documented limits / performance > issues with > this "feature" (sounds similar to resource forks under Mac).
It is not directly related to Rebol, but I would like to point out that BFS, the native filesystem under BeOS does support metadata (attributes) and the number of them per file is unlimited. Also the size of each of them is unlimited. Attributes of integral types (int, string) can be indexed automatically and transparently by the FS and you can them search files in a way you would do in a database ("show me all mpeg audio files that have Rock as the Genre, that has been composed after 1990 and that I gave a Rating of 10 to it"), all that without no need for any specific app (using just the system Find tool). Not to mention queries are live and the query result is updated on the fly if you add/remove files that match the criteria. In other words, it completelly smokes NTFS out. :) -Bruno -- Fortune Cookie Says: Have you noticed that all you need to grow healthy, vigorous grass is a crack in your sidewalk?