Initial filesystem design synopsis.
Justin C. Sherrill
justin at shiningsilence.com
Thu Feb 22 12:24:27 PST 2007
On Thu, February 22, 2007 1:30 pm, Matthew Dillon wrote:
> HAMMER is a good name (though I dont like the expanded acronym).
> I like HACFS better then HACRFS.
> I like HAMMER better then HACFS but HACFS's expanded acronym is
Semantically, we're putting the cart before the horse. Acronyms are used
to describe something that has a name that would be inconvenient to
describe in full. The name comes first. Creating an acronym before we
have a name in use isn't going to work out, because it's not necessarily
helping anyone communicate.
The goal here is to get a good name, and everyone's thinking in acronyms
just because those are already common. So: ignore the acronym. We talk
about DragonFly, after all, not DragonFlyBSD.
If Hammer is a good name (which I agree on), let's use it.
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