"The idea is to have a system that provides a layer to handle all files in Moodle, whether they are in the database or on the actual file system, or even just links to external resources. Once such a thing existed all the rest of Moodle could be re-engineered to use it. I think this combination would be absolutely dynamite."
That was in 2003! The thread and discussion as I read it seemed to wandere and move in and out of technical exchanges for quite a while but I could find no ending to it.
Does anyone know what happened? Is the culmination of the idea now integrated in 1.8 ? Does it exist as an add-on/plug-in/extension/??