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RE: Request for feedback: Filesystem API

From: Domenic Denicola <domenic@domenicdenicola.com>
Date: Sun, 11 Aug 2013 00:30:28 +0000
To: Brendan Eich <brendan@secure.meer.net>, Jonas Sicking <jonas@sicking.cc>
CC: "public-script-coord@w3.org" <public-script-coord@w3.org>
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From: Brendan Eich [mailto:brendan@secure.meer.net]

> Extensible Web Manifesto does *not* mean standardizing only block devices
> and reinvinting filesystems (poorly) in JS libraries on top!
> 
> Does anyone disagree?
> 
> Also, "syntactic sugar" is for programming languages. "Compound API" is not
> the same. But first let's agree that move is not compound, composite, or
> sugar.

Sorry if I came across too aggressively here, and `move` was clearly wrong-headed, as I explained in another reply. The thing I was trying to communicate was that we needed low-level FS primitives before high-level ones, not that we needed something that was lower-level than a FS at all. (Although, as Brian says, I think that would be quite interesting and useful to developers!)
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