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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'

From: tomas
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'
Date: Wed, 6 Apr 2005 11:36:47 +0200
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On Tue, Apr 05, 2005 at 12:37:25PM -0500, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> Josh England wrote:
> ...
> >I agree with this, and what you said in your last post.  Asking tla to
> >handle translating different metadata types to their functional
> >equivalents on every platform is just asking for trouble.

But see the other subthread with Jan Hudec. This path has its own difficulties.
(Static hook scripts? Changing, maybe archived? What about (client)

> >This string could be arbitrarily long. tla would only need to diff it to
> >tell that the metadata for any given file has changed.
> >The string itself could be anything.  For example, a file called
> >/tmp/foo could have a metadata string like this:
> >
> >"clrf=unix,xattr::joe=bob,win32=ignore"
> >
> >
> >
> If you make it a '\n' delimited string, then you could use standard diff
> techniques for delta compression.

If we're doing structured data, Id say: XL as internal representation.
But this is just a representation issue, thus trivial ;-)

-- tomás

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