[tahoe-dev] zsh completer

James A. Donald jamesd at echeque.com
Mon Jan 31 20:51:03 UTC 2011


On 2011-01-31 5:30 PM, Zooko O'Whielacronx wrote:
> Filenames are not globally unique in Tahoe-LAFS. This is a
> misunderstanding that I've heard before. Let me see if I can explain
> it better, and once I (or someone) hammers out a good explanation then
> let's add it to the FAQ.


I am using the terminology of a fellow called Zooko, of whom you may 
have heard:

In general, an object has three names:  One of which globally unique, 
but if globally unique, human readability fails to scale, therefore it 
gets supplemented by two other names, one of which, the petname, is 
local, human readable, and locally unique, and another of which, the 
nickname, is global and human readable, but not globally unique.




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