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[REBOL] Re: NTFS Stream Fun

From: brian:hawley at: 9-Aug-2002 22:02

At 10:34 PM 8/9/02 -0500, Bruno Albuquerque wrote:
> > The database search capabilities of BFS are where it smokes NTFS. > > But not for long: Future versions on Windows are slated to have > > the filesystem built on top of the SQL Server engine, rather than > > the other way around. When that happens, the smoke will definitely > > be blowing in the other direction! > >Actually, no. First of all, the first version of BFS was a real >database and it was dropped exactly because the performance hit on >using a real database as the filesystem is too big (sure system ara >faster today than they were in 1990, but this is no reason to make then >slower). > >Second, BeOS has node monitoring capabilities so you always know rigth >on the spot if a file that you need (and you're monitoring it) has >changed and you can take appropriate action, This all without having to >pool for the file (you receive a notification when it changes). >Besides, BFS implements the live query mechanism where you are notified >when files stop satisfying your query or when new files start to >satisfy them. For instance I have a folder called "Best Musics" that >contains all my MP3 files I gave a rating of 10. This folder is *ALWAYS >* up to date even if you add and remove files.
Strangely enough, all that was exactly what I was referring to when I agreed that BFS smoked NTFS. I just simplified so that I wouldn't get too far off-topic. Thanks for the links, though. I hadn't read _all_ of them ;) As for the future, we'll have to wait for it. I can't remember where I put that set of Yukon and Whistler links, so I can't go into much detail, but there is much to look forward to. We'll have to see what Microsoft can do with the best coders that obscene amounts of money and evil can buy. Maybe they'll surprise us and come up with something anywhere close to what their research papers claim. Brian Hawley