[PD] Re: [PD-announce] pool 0.2.0 - a hierarchical storage object

guenter geiger geiger at xdv.org
Thu Aug 12 11:27:38 CEST 2004

On Thu, 12 Aug 2004, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > You can do this easily with state using $ arguments for your abstractions.
> > The naming for each state file is name.state where "name" and "state" can
> > be chosen freely.
> But can I save the state(s) of a full patch which uses various levels
> of abstractions into a single file using [state]?
> > You can even generate all your envelopes with just one envelope
> > abstraction and later handle the setting on a file system level by
> > copying them around , duplicating, renaming and reusing in other
> > abstraction instances.
> But isn't this exactly the problem? It forces a user to depend on
> something like the filesystem and its tools and thus is inherently
> platform dependent.

Sorry, I didn't want to convince you to use state. state is dead.
I was just correcting a misconception about state that you had.

You are free to use the above mentioned arguments (which are definitely
valid) to demonstrate the superiority of pool.


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