Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 21:13 UTC, submitted by poundsmack
Mac OS X John Siracusa, the Mac OS X guru who writes those insanely detailed and well-written Mac OS X reviews for Ars Technica, once told a story about the evolution of the HFS+ file system in Mac OS X - he said it was a struggle between the Mac guys who wanted the features found in BeOS' BFS, and the NEXT guys who didn't really like these features. In the end, the Mac guys won, and over the course of six years, Mac OS X reached feature parity - and a little more - with the BeOS (at the FS level).
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HFS was designed for Floppy Disks
by jrash on Fri 23rd Oct 2009 22:17 UTC
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HFS+ makes filesystem geeks like myself have nightmares, the way it stores it's data and resource forks is ridiculous and it makes FAT32 look like XFS. Dominic Giampaolo (author of BFS and the excellent book "Practical File System Design with the Be File System") works for Apple now, why doesn't Steve pick of the phone and be like, "Hey, remember that really neat filesystem you whipped up in 9 months for Be back in the day? Here are 10 more engineers, I'll be in touch."

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