Re: C needs a URL*
- From: Nobody <nobody@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 09 Sep 2010 21:45:11 +0100
On Wed, 08 Sep 2010 15:54:58 -0700, Keith Thompson wrote:
For Unix-like systems, defining /url/ (or /uri/, or whatever) as
the root directory of a tree of pseudo-files mapping to URLs would
not be a totally insane idea,
OTOH, people used to joke that NFS stood for "Not a FileSystem", as it
didn't strictly adhere to Unix semantics (e.g. operations which should be
atomic weren't). A URI filesystem would be much, much worse.
Realistically, a URI filesystem needs to be implemented at the application
level, so that the user can configure the vast number of options involved
for all but the most trivial protocols.