(reply-to set to zodb-dev) > In the long term, this will allow is to *finally* support cross database > references.
Your proposal describes an unfamiliar kind of reference. In unix filesystem terms, it mixes characteristics of hard links and symbolic links. Like hard links it directly references the inode/oid. The reference doent need to have a filename/object reference from the root of the referenced filesystem/database. Like symbolic links it does not prevent garbage collection from freeing the inode/oid. So there does need to BE a filename/object reference from the root of the referenced filesystem/database.... it needs to exist, but the reference doesnt need to have it. (by 'object reference' above I mean a chain of normal object references like we have in normal python and zodb today) Right now I cant think of a use case for this new type of reference (either in a filesystem or zodb database). Can you give some examples? -- Toby Dickenson _______________________________________________ Zope-Dev maillist - [EMAIL PROTECTED] http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-dev ** No cross posts or HTML encoding! ** (Related lists - http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope-announce http://mail.zope.org/mailman/listinfo/zope )