Fwd: Re: A common VFS and a Common conf-system [Part II]

Alexander Larsson alexl at redhat.com
Fri Mar 11 10:11:39 EET 2005

On Thu, 2005-03-10 at 09:37 +0000, Dave Cridland wrote:
> On Thu Mar 10 02:24:56 2005, gtg990h at mail.gatech.edu wrote:
> > Quoting Sean Middleditch <elanthis at awesomeplay.com>:
> > > No, file naming and namespace at a very low level are OS concepts.  At a
> > > higher level, there is the OS agnostic URI.
> > 
> > To the extent that URIs and file paths overlap, they are the same concept. When
> > they overlap, file paths should be preferred. Otherwise, it'll just be
> > confusing. If I've got a text file on my samba drive, I don't want to have to
> > use "smb://foo/bar.txt" in gedit, and "/mnt/smb/foo/bar.txt" in my CLI.
> > 
> I don't want to have to use "smb" scheme URIs at all unless someone registers them. :-)


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