[ros-general] Re: More crazy ideas
Andrew "Silver Blade" Greenwood
lists at silverblade.co.uk
Fri Dec 5 19:00:04 CET 2003
> Thise ideas are in now way "crazy". :-)
> Did you ever look into BeOS?
> They were using a C++ API exposed by the operating system.
> The whole system could be seen as an object oriented environment!
> I've got the book "Beos developer guide" lying around here. It's all
> Sadly they did not earn enough money, so the project died in the end.
Hmm I used to have BeOS but never really used it - installed it a couple of
times and played around, but that was about all I did with it.
The way I was thinking of doing it would be to have some way to store each
class in a file, and have a file system based around the class hierarchy,
Wave is audio, which is multimedia, and in this case it's a file format.
This would probably have limitations, but I liked the idea that you could
effectively organise a set of classes in this way.
But basically, when the file system is queried for all *.wav files, it'd
look at all audio files in a directory/folder, and present them as *.wav
files. So, even MP3s would appear in the list.
Then, when you open the file, it would appear to be an instance of
/fileformats/multimedia/audio/wave, and you could deal with it in that
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