module vs import

Jarrett Billingsley kb3ctd2 at
Sun Jun 8 15:21:01 PDT 2008

"Tomasz Sowiñski" <tomeksowi at> wrote in message 
news:g2hhv4$2g9l$1 at

> Interesting and sensible this db-oriented filesystem seems to be. Sort of 
> an extension of the emerging tendency of getting rid of hierarchies and 
> managing everything as a bag of objects with attributes. I assume this 
> approach will sooner or later be hyped and the-next-big-thinged but 
> heck... I'm tired of directories because of the maintainance cost and the 
> where-to-put-this-file delays.
> Do you know of any working solution of this kind? I googled and the only 
> thing I came across was a Slashdot art saying MS strives to put it in the 
> new Windows.

I'm no filesystems researcher but I'd imagine that if an implementation did 
exist, it'd probably extremely experimental or a proof of concept.  I've 
certainly never heard of one.  They might exist on systems that don't get a 
lot of publicity like mainframes.  I'd be interested to see such a 

IIRC Vista was supposed to have something along the lines of a DB-oriented 
FS, but that was one of the many, many interesting features that was dropped 
during development, hence what your googling turned up. 

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