Re: Plans for gnome-vfs replacement

On Tue, 2006-09-19 at 14:54, Alexander Larsson wrote:
> Lets take a step back and define the requirements we have:
> We need to have a form of identifier for files. These come in two forms,
> absolute and relative (e.g. name of a child to a folder). They must be
> persistable (if we save a reference somewhere it must make sense on a
> later login) and transportable (if we pass a reference via e.g. a
> desktop link to another machine or another user it must make some sort
> of sense). The exact contents of such identifiers have no special
> requirements, in fact they could theoretically be binary blobs for all
> users care, but it does seem nice if we could use something as close as
> possible to filenames for local files.

In that case, would it be possible to have it only be built from
conversion functions and not let applications know what's inside ?
That way "implementation" can change ad-how.


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