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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Ruminations on Arch Desiderata

From: Tom Lord
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Ruminations on Arch Desiderata
Date: Tue, 16 Sep 2003 08:22:42 -0700 (PDT)

    > From: Robert Collins <address@hidden>

    > I think you've missed the point. The resource fork is structured data,
    > that arch could meaningfully interpret, diff, merge and the like. To dno
    > that on apple, system calls can be used. To interoperate with non-mac's,
    > and to store such versioned data in an arch archive (even on a mac) a
    > encoding standard needs to be chosen. For that standard, a layer will
    > need to exist when running on non-macs - and there are applesingle
    > libraries around...

You raise the interesting point that merging, say, a mime-encoded
representation of a multi-fork file is not in the least bit assured to
produce a valid mime-encoding of a multi-fork file.


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