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RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b

> From: Frank Naumann [mailto:fnaumann@prinz-atm.CS.Uni-Magdeburg.De]
> Sent: Friday, August 06, 1999 2:43 PM
> To: Julian Reschke
> Cc: mint@fishpool.com
> Subject: RE: [MiNT] MiNTLib 0.52.3b
> Hi Julian!
> > Am I the only one who sees a problem in breaking existing code without a
> > technical reason?
> >
> > Please explain why this concept *needs* to be changed, and then we can
> > discuss it. Just because it's "sexy" to change the approach
> certainly is not
> > a good idea.
> I'm only interested why it's really neccessary (for existing code) that
> every filesystem have a drive letter under U:?
> >From the user point of view it's really not neccessary to know if
> /foo/bar is another filesystem than /foo (because bar is mounted to
> /foo/bar). It's task of the kernel to map all things correct so that it
> looks as one filesystem for the user.

There are programs that have a need to know -- basically any equivalent of a
UNIX program which would call getmntent().

I have already listed several applications -- should I repeat that now?