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

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: arch with 'special files'
Date: Fri, 8 Apr 2005 15:25:59 -0700 (PDT)

   From: Jan Hudec <address@hidden>

   >    > A single 'second-order' metadata string would basically give infinite
   >    > flexibility in terms of metadata. [...] would
   >    > allow any number of creative facilities to be built on top of it.

   > A unique fixed string per file would have the same effect and we
   > already have one of those.

   Yes, but we need one more -- the id must not change throughtout life of
   the file, while other metadata may need to change. So we need an id and
   another string.

Not at all.  You need an ancillary database mapping the fixed id to
the edittable string.


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