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DevX: Build an Object-Oriented File System in PHP

Oct 27, 2004, 08:30 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Scott Scriven)

"The term 'object-oriented' is vague and frequently misunderstood. Jonathan Rees (with more insight than the average programmer) attempted to define its meaning, but even his definition does not necessarily encompass the topic completely.

"Despite the difficulties of pinning down the terminology, for the purposes of this article, you can assume an 'object-oriented file system' has a specific meaning--it is a way to take advantage of traditional object-oriented concepts such as inheritance, by organizing your files and directories as if they were a class hierarchy. This may seem like an odd idea, but in practice, it's extremely useful..."

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