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So, don't be so dismissive of "crap like that". There are a lot of legacy ideas that are with us not from sheer inertia, but because they work.

Many modern filesystems are littered with the reeking remains of attempts at supporting metadata (for example, NTFS), most of which nobody cares about and which just add implementation complexity.

If you want to pitch a more useful and more abstract version of what you're describing ("how can we present searching and accessing a metadata forest backed by traditional hierarchical file stores") then by all means I'll be friendlier but right now you're coming across as a crank ignorant of the history of the ideas you're decrying.




I'm not building a filesystem. I'm building a non-filesystem. Not metadata jammed into a filesystem. A whole new system that is used by the end user in lieu of the filesystem.




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