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From "Matt Reynolds" <>
Subject RE: Considerations for refactoring
Date Tue, 08 Jan 2008 18:36:58 GMT
> Directory provides a file abstraction.  That abstraction may be
> implemented in various ways, for example, as a disk-based filesystem,
> with memory-resident datastructures, in a database, etc.  Regardless
> how it is implemented, the abstraction refers to the storage units as
> "files", even if they're implemented in memory or a database.

Thanks for the explanation.  I was a bit hasty in my question asking, as
a coworker explained most of this to me shortly after I sent my email ;)
I'll spend some more time in the code and come back later!


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