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h1. Prototypes 

 Prototypes are locate in the '/prototypes' directory in the repository. The goal is to write some code to try to resolve a particular problem which we don't know exactly how to solve. 

 # [[SHA-1 prototype]] : Creating SHA-1 hash for each part of a file. See [[Libraries]] for the list of SHA-1 lib. We must find the quickest library. The reference in term of speed is _sha1sum_ from the openssl package. The speed is approximately 150Mo/s for a cached file for an Intel 1.8 GHz Core2 CPU. 
 # [[UTF8 prototype]] : Reading and writing files with UTF8 characters in theirs filename. Must be tested for the three platforms : Linux, Windows and MacOSX. 
 # [[Search prototype]] Searching into a large set of files and directories with a glob string or a range of size, see the chapter 8 and 9 of RWH. Measure the average time for about 50'000 files, it should be below one minute for the first search and below 3 seconds for the next searches. 
 # Observing the modifications of the files structure to hash new added files and remove hash from the cache when a file is deleted. 
 # Efficient of the file transfer over TCP/IP with Haskell. It includes reading from the disk, streaming and writing to the disk. Comparisons with SMB and NFS. 
 # Multicast UDP and periodically signal emitting. 
 # Serializing and exchanging message with _Protocol Buffers_ in Haskell. see 
 # Defining and testing the concurrent model for downloading and uploading. 
 ## Reading and writing the same file from different threads.