Help me decide what C code to write 2007/09/16
wc tells me more that only about a tenth of my code is C++.
That tenth doesn't really do it for me, though. It isn't dirty and dangerous. Because of the Netscape Portable Runtime, it's actually rather tame. See, I spent college SEGFAULTing at least once a day. In my nearly three months at Flickr, I've managed to do so only twice.
Fear not -- I have a way to get my fix. I'm intrigued by FUSE and started to think about the design of a Flickr filesystem. About 14 seconds after that I discovered Manish Rai Jain's flickrfs project. It is more complicated than I would have designed, but because of that it's incredibly powerful. Flickr isn't out as a possible project for a FUSE filesystem but I'd rather not step on his toes. Onward.
The problem is, I'm short on imagination right now. I think the most powerful aspect of making non-filesystem data available as a filesystem is the huge set of possibilities that open up when you start chaining standard UNIX commands.
Do any C-shy webdev types want anything else out of their filesystem?