Re: Is Your Message Really Necessary?
>>An obvious example is The operation can't be completed because the disk is full when attempting to delete files (a Mac issue, I believe)
Almost certainly a Mac Issue.
The Mac FS was, in the past (dunno aboout now; pretty sure its ext3 or 4 or somesuch), notorious for poor decisions.
Two that spring to mind are lopsided binary trees (where half - or some large proportion - of the nodes were 0) and requiring a rewirte of the entire index when you do things like delete a file (so yes, you couldn't delete a file if the disk was too full because it needed space to write the new tree nodes)
There were, I am sure, other dleights that I am sure more knowledgeable greybeards than I will elucidate (unless memory of the cluster fuck has been erased by Friday lunctime pints...)
Speaking of which, its that time of the week so have one on me --->