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Re: fs dump/restore proposal

From: Greg Stein <gstein_at_lyra.org>
Date: 2002-04-25 01:14:55 CEST

On Wed, Apr 24, 2002 at 12:13:18PM +0200, brane@xbc.nu wrote:
> Quoting Greg Stein <gstein@lyra.org>:
> > Re: binary format. Branko suggested using base64. I'd suggest that we
> > not
> > bother with the import/export overhead of that, and stick to a simple
> > length-defined binary format. An external tool can always convert to
> > base64
> > if that is important. (or convert to XML or whatever...)
> Um. I did not.

Hunh. I thought you had talked about some binary->text encoding. I'll
concede the point; don't even need to scan the archive :-)

> I said quite the opposite. That'a why I proposed to separate
> structure and content, so that structure can be in XML (which is eminently
> suited to such things), and content could be in a single huge blob file,
> for all I care.

I'll say it again, "Bleck."

Multiple files for the dump format is a pain in the ass. I'll avoid
repeating the arguments, but suggest that Ben better have a good, technical
rationale if he continues on the multi-file path :-)


Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/
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