Re: Yet another example of Microsoft Evil

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From: Jeff Bone (
Date: Mon May 29 2000 - 20:06:09 PDT

Oh, well, I guess then any form of Network filesystem is a bad idea, since what
you say is universally true of all networked r/w file access -wrt- any app.



Mark Baker wrote:

> At 09:41 PM 5/29/00 -0500, Jeff Bone wrote:
> >Ask yourself: why integrate DAV support into the client apps, instead
> >of integrating into the filesystem directly?
> Because then existing applications wouldn't know when they were dealing
> with a local or remote file store, despite the fact that local and remote
> file access are two very different beasts. For example, the application
> (or even the OS) may have some logic in it that assumes that file access
> latency is very small, or that when the app dies at some known point, that
> the file is in some similarly-known state. Neither of those can be assumed
> over a network.
> But I still prefer the Evil explanation .. 8-)
> MB

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