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RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Julian Reschke [SMTP:email@example.com]
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 1999 1:21 PM
> To: Jo-Even.Skarstein@gjensidige.no; firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> > Yes, but if u:\ supported Frename() as I suggested, this will still work
> > with the desktop, ren etc. The applications doesn't know that there's
> > anything special about u:\, but the implementation must ofcourse differ
> > radically from Frename() in a real filesystem.
> UNIFS can't support Frename() to another filesystem, because it would be
Basically what you're saying is "Frename() won't work across filesystems,
because Frename() doesn't work across filesystems".
But if the kernel actually supported arbitrary mounting-points, is it
impossible to use Frename() on U: to actually move these around? That was
the whole point of my suggestion - there are other ways to implement
mounting than the traditional unix-way.
> But then those programs would rely on the user setting up the system
> correctly. It's much better to keep the mounts on U:\ and just hide them
> from shells / desktops.
If it can be done it's ofcourse the best solution. But I don't see a point
in hiding these just to hide them, if you can't move then mount-point around
I don't see any point in changing it at all.
Jo Even Skarstein