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Re: basic question: going back to dired


From: Miles Bader
Subject: Re: basic question: going back to dired
Date: Thu, 24 Jul 2008 16:39:50 +0900

"Juanma Barranquero" <address@hidden> writes:
> Looking up "buffer", the closest meaning I find is:
>
> "(computer science) a part of RAM used for temporary storage of data
> that is waiting to be sent to a device; used to compensate for
> differences in the rate of flow of data between components of a
> computer system"

Do not depend on dictionaries for definitions of CS terms, they
inevitably screw them up.

A buffer is sort of like a "holding area" for data.

Emacs' use of the term is quite in keeping with its general sense in CS.

-Miles

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