A common VFS and a Common conf-system (Was: namespacing)

Philip Van Hoof spamfrommailing at freax.org
Tue Mar 1 10:57:19 EET 2005

On Mon, 2005-02-28 at 23:45 -0500, Sean Middleditch wrote:

> I'm going to use the prefix vfs_/VFS_.  However, that is pretty common,
> and could be in wide use, especially internally to many apps.  Since
> this is the Desktop VFS, perhaps the prefix dvfs_ should be used
> instead.  The whole thing could be called D-VFS, and then we get cool
> points for the naming conformity with D-BUS.  ;-)

I really like the name D-VFS :-p. Just don't waste that name on a
vicious VFS platform that can't be used for some reason. As promised,
I'll join your efforts as soon as I see it actually going somewhere.

Your first/This proposal is, for me, a very good start in terms of
naming. Mommies and Daddies always first choose a name before they give
birth to a new human being, no? :-) (well, most do I'm guessing).

Note sure about the underscores. D-BUS is also using capitalized wording
for it's type-names: DBusConnection, DBusError, DBusWatch. If you're
going to make the link with D-BUS, you might as well reuse it's

>  If somebody wants to post this in the Wiki, or tell me where to post
> it, great.  Probably better there than several posts on the mailing
> list.

Somebody should do that indeed. Actually, the whole group of people who
are doing something thats related to vfs-stuff and who are reading this
should jump into action and join the fun right now :p.

I'm very interested in all this. Keep me and us informed please.

Philip Van Hoof, Software Developer @ Cronos
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