On Fri, 2002-10-11 at 17:07, Ed Carp wrote:
> > Should'nt be too hard to do thanks to PODFUK® AKA uservfs:
> Just goes to show you that Linux is so flexible, any hare-brained idea can be
> implemented in software <sigh>. But you didn't answer
> my question - why would you want to do such a thing? How could it possibly be
> useful? Adding yet another layer of complexity to
> ext2fs (or ext3fs, which makes even less sense) is insane, unless you're doing it
> just to say you can (same goes for the idiotic
> idea of building an interface into MySQL to produce XML output), or for a *very*
> specialized application. But, as Jeff Goldblum
> said in the movie "Independence Day", (paraphrase) "Just because you can doesn't mean
> you should".
A good reason to do it would be for example to be able to use
preexisting file-based tools on the database.