Standardized functionalities might be "ultimately" optimal, but there are many points in the time when we haven't reach that "ultimate" state. At such times, standardization does far more bad than good.
Standardization requires that there is a group of people who are enthusiastic about the field, knowledgable with the field, and have implementation experience with the field. Without that, it is moot to even talk about standardization. Given that "viewing a filesystem as a file and directory at the same time, and nothing else, in order to implement a superset of POSIX functionality" is such a new vision, I don't think it to be a candidate for standardization or formal specification. At times, it is best to have no specification and no standards to obstruct experiments and developments.
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