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:zz,osmic,f3,unix: Could a cell be an inode? [resend]


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From: Ted Nelson <ted@xxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: :zz,osmic,f3,unix: Could a cell be an inode?
Cc: ted@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


Is the following an Inspiration, or a Half Baked Idea?

We could make a cell a Unix inode
 (or in the worst case, a file),
 and let the fast Unix lookup mechanisms
 do that work for us.

Including, possibly, dereferencing a
 pointer-cell pointing to text.

I know that the hash database works very well,
 I'm just wondering if putting the cell mechanism down at a
 much lower level might have various forms of payoff.

Theodor Holm Nelson, Visiting Professor of Environmental Information
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