[haiku-commits] Re: r40922 - in haiku/trunk: headers/private/locale src/apps/deskbar src/kits/locale src/kits/tracker

  • From: Ingo Weinhold <ingo_weinhold@xxxxxx>
  • To: haiku-commits@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sat, 12 Mar 2011 19:45:56 +0100

On 2011-03-12 at 14:35:07 [+0100], Jonas Sundström <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Adrien Destugues <pulkomandy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > On Sat, 12 Mar 2011 13:40:56 +0100, "Jonas Sundström" <jonas@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> > wrote:
> > > Maybe hard links could work to give filesystem entries multiple real
> > > locations with localized names. But if not created somewhat lazily
> > > there would quite a lot of them. (How would it affect fs performance?)
> >
> > BFS can't do hardlinks.
> Yes, I know.
> http://dev.haiku-os.org/wiki/FutureHaikuFileSystem

I think we won't allow directory hardlinks anyway. Most systems don't, since 
it can lead to weird effects like cyclic directory structures.

Besides, I don't see the point of doing such a thing. I find the current 
approach (the application being responsible for presenting the localized 
name) fully sufficient. We might need to introduce additional API for 
working with localized file names/paths, if there's demand for more 
applications (e.g. using localized names in the shell).

CU, Ingo

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