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Old 01-19-2002, 06:25 PM   #1
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dubious analogies


in a chatroom just now i was trying to explain what kernel headers were, and ended up with the analogy that the kernel is a big lovely cake, the source code is the recipe, and the headers were teh list of ingredients. so it's like with headers installed a program can look at the recipe to find out what it needs, but not need to have to make the cake itself...

sadly, i was quite proud of that... any better ones?
 
Old 01-19-2002, 09:18 PM   #2
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The kernel is like a big ball of source code waiting to be compiled into a lovely binary image. The headers are like function declarations for the source and...

Okay so my analogy sucks.
 
Old 01-20-2002, 02:56 PM   #3
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ahh come on now.. must be some good 'uns...
 
  


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