[Oberon] filesystem with directories ?

Rene Krywult rene.krywult at aon.at
Mon May 1 21:25:56 CEST 2006

I'd like to concretise that. There are partitioned datasets, and those 
datasets CAN have directories. But they normally are a minority.

IIRC, partitioned datasets were used in the book "Oberon System", when 
describing, how an eMail-client could store multiple messages into one 

So, we DO have partitioned datasets with directory already, but just 
like the OS/390, it is just an option within a larger fs.


> Sorry, if this sounds harsh, but the below is nonsense. I bet that 
> f.i. our IBM 3270 (I work for Bank Austria Creditanstalt AG as a 
> software developer on IBM HOST)  has more files than every PC will 
> ever have - probably by more than a hundred times. Yet, there are NO 
> directories there. Nada. And it works perfectly well, in Batch-mode, 
> in CICS interactive mode and in ISPF. There is nothing that a 
> hierarchical fs can do, that large filenames cannot do also.
> Rene

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