Re: Welcome to 'tool' confusion

From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Sun May 06 2001 - 02:50:44 PDT

> iff you assume the artifacts written are
> immutable.

BTW, this isn't as weird as it sounds. By immutable, I do literally mean that --- not logically,
but physically and in a low-level name sense. Files clearly need to be logically mutable over time,
but the lower level abstractions need not support that. In not supporting that, and in decoupling
names and storage, you significantly enhance the flexibility of the storage metaphor. Cf. Amoeba.


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