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Re: DLL naming conventions
- To: Egor Duda <cygwin at sources dot redhat dot com>
- Subject: Re: DLL naming conventions
- From: Earnie Boyd <earnie_boyd at yahoo dot com>
- Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 08:56:36 -0700 (PDT)
--- Egor Duda <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Tuesday, 05 September, 2000 Earnie Boyd email@example.com wrote:
> EB> --- Chris Faylor <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> >> Of course, if we ever write our "registry as a file system" module for
> >> cygwin, you could have a tar file which extracted executables to /bin
> >> and registry information to /registry/LocalMachine/Software/...
> EB> Hey, I like this. So then, `ls /registry/LocalMachine/Software' should
> EB> list the registry. Cool, just cool.
> not so cool as you can think. i've implemented such "plugin" to
> cygwin somewhere around 1998, and ls /registry/LocalMachine/Software
> worked ok. and
> cat "/registry/CurrentUser/Software/Cygnus Solutions/Cygwin/mounts
> v2/cygdrive prefix"
> worked ok too. but when i dug into this, i couldn't find good mapping
> from registry semantics to unix-stype file system semantics. for
> example, registry values can be of several different types -- string,
> multistring, binary, dword, etc. what should this be looking like in
> fs tree?
Uhm, the data values would be ok to cat and tar but not ok to ls. The registry
keys would be the fs tree and the registry data would be the what would be
> putting /registry/.../ into tar.gz should work, though, if only we'll
> use string type values only.
It should even be ok with the other types of data as long is you ensured the
data was processed in binary mode.
Ok, sure I'm probably oversimplifying it.
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