>This is a user space problem. No kernel hooks or even libc hacks
>needed. Remember there are two classes of users. Power users who will
>want to get raw access. Then there are GUI lusers who want easy
>access. A scheme which puts the hacks into a special library allows
>both classes of user to be accommodated.
You're making the flaw of assuming that there's a 1-1 mapping between
``power users'' and a preference for the command line.
Once you get away from traditional Unix, that isn't the case (and
it's only the case on Unix because traditional Unix has such klunky
GUI's that it drives away everybody except the ``power users'' who
are willing to use a command line.)
Features that only exist inside a GUI (like the MacOS undelete) or
inside (shudder) libc hacks tend to turn around and bite people who
don't follow the One True Way of doing things.
david parsons \bi/ magic directories should be kernel policy, where
\/ they belong.
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