Jan Steinman wrote:
>I believe the Pick operating system from the 70's had a database filesystem, for
> example. It was popular among business types. As I recall, it also had a BASIC command
> interpreter as its primary way of interacting with the system.
FWIW, we use Pick database systems quite a bit where I work -- see
http://www.picksys.com and http://www.jbase.com for more information.
>Today's "modern" operating systems really stopped evolving in the 80's. Many ideas
> like database filesystems never really got a chance to show their utility.
Although recent filesystem developments like ReiserFS (especially
version 4) are really shining through.
>I agree that it would be interesting to slide MySQL under a filesystem, but it sounds
> like a lot of work!
... although probably not the least bit useful -- if you look at some of
the great stuff Reiser4 does, you probably won't see a need to use a
backend like MySQL at all.
Michael T. Babcock
C.T.O., FibreSpeed Ltd.