[TUHS] File-as-record (was: Happy birthday, Dennis Ritchie!)

Greg 'groggy' Lehey grog at lemis.com
Sat Sep 9 11:30:34 AEST 2017

On Saturday,  9 September 2017 at 13:16:30 +1200, Wesley Parish wrote:
> 'fraid so. The Unix directory structure and the correlating
> free-form file competed with the file-as- record-structure and
> directory-as-record-structure in the seventies and eighties. The
> competition had finished by the nineties, and hardly anybody
> remembers it now.

Sorry, I don't understand this.  Can you give an example of
file-as-record and directory-as-record?  Some of it suggests MVS, but
not quite.

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