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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
... it does break down in the end. And when it does, you have to reclassify *everything*.
Posted Jan 31, 2013 15:48 UTC (Thu) by sorpigal (subscriber, #36106)
The related problem is syncing metadata from tagging systems with files when the move between systems. Embedding tag data in files works well but is format specific and usually quite limited (example: you're reading ID3v2 data from an MP3. Quick, what is the encoding of the textual data?)
The lowest common denominator is directories and file names, because every system has those and no agreement on key names is required.
There's probably a need for a portable file API for tagging. Something that raises the lowest denominator a bit but doesn't mandate an on disk format, indexes, complex protocols, etc..
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