Re: Non-geometrical things

Eugene Chalfant (
Mon, 27 Jun 94 16:52:03 PDT

Regarding hierarchical sets of files, gavin says:

This would place an additional burden on the creator of the files, of
course. And it has the undesireable property of storing what is
conceptually one object in multiple files.
I don't agree that storing objects as multiple files is necessarily
undesirable. Actually, I think that a file is perhaps too big an "atom"
for descriptions. Since we're pretty much stuck with them, however,
(since we can't read *less* than a file), we should have multiple files
so that we can selectively download object attributes. Different files
would contain different levels (or types) of detail.

- Gene