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

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Ruminations on Arch Desiderata
Date: Wed, 17 Sep 2003 15:18:17 +0900
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>>>>> "Paul" == Paul Snively <address@hidden> writes:

    Paul> Yes. The point is that the "stuff _inside_ the files that is
    Paul> (potentially) relevant to file system semantics outside the
    Paul> files" needs to be encoded going in, and decoded going
    Paul> out. AppleSingle is the preferred format for this and is an
    Paul> IETF standard for which good libraries are available.

Oh, that comment, plus your remark to Tom about "binary files" makes
things clearer.  I didn't realize you didn't intend to actually do any
revision control manipulations (diff/patch/merge) on these files, just
store them in an arch archive.  In that case, just look in the vu
module of hackerlab, and maybe the pfs-* files of tla/libarch.
Wrapping your favorite libAppleSingle in the vu API should be
straightforward, and accomplish that.

I still find it hard to believe that ... is that what you meant?

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