[twg-tds] storing scripts in the texmf tree

Paul Vojta vojta at Math.Berkeley.EDU
Sun Feb 15 01:07:43 CET 2004

On Sat, Feb 14, 2004 at 03:56:30PM +0100, Hans Hagen wrote:
> At 20:49 13/02/2004, Paul Vojta wrote:
> >Of course, the logical next step would be a file system (kpsefs).
> >
> >:-)
> actually, we should start thinking aloing those lines ... microsoft 
> longhorn will have a database'd filesystem (sql + xml) so i expect the 
> 'others' to follow up on that; in a way kpse is already a sort of 
> intelligent way to access the tree, we'd better be prepared for that

I draw the opposite conclusion.  If future OSes are going to implement
kpse-like functionality, then we should wait for those features to appear,
and make use of them.  The alternative would end up as (p)re-inventing
the wheel.

--Paul Vojta, vojta at math.berkeley.edu

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