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Re: linux registry (no, not that again!)



Neal D. Becker wrote:

> Yes, here's the linux registry topic again.  This project looks
> interesting. Any comments?
> 
> http://registry.sourceforge.net/
> 
> 

One motivation that I didn't hear anyone mention:

It is difficult to add entries/edit a flat file.  It is easy to add modify a
structure, such as a directory.  This is becoming increasing used for
example, /etc/cron.daily.  Package management is much easier this way. 
There are many other examples like this.

Any new scheme should follow a model which includes this property.  It is
(theoretically) possible to achieve the same semantics by other schemes
(not necessarily directories with files in a real filesystem).  OTOH, I am
not advocating for inventing yet another virtual filesystem for this
purpose.




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