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Using MySQL as a filesystem

Posted by: Anonymous [ip: 24.19.16.16] on February 16, 2008 10:40 AM
This is a neat "because I can" proof of concept. That said, I can think of nothing that it accomplishes that can't be done better another way, with the one exception of transferring files over your database connection if all you've got is that database connection. I won't get into all the reasons why a filesystem excels at things that this fails miserably at, and why the "big company" mentioned in the post above couldn't bring said product to market.

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