My newbie detailed analysis of the profile

Thomas 'Balu' Walter tw at
Thu Sep 7 11:06:25 PDT 2000

+-Simon Perreault-(nomis80 at[07.09.00 19:56]:
> On Thu, 07 Sep 2000, Thomas 'Balu' Walter wrote:
> > man ln :)
> I read the man, and I don't get your point. I still think my definition of
> "source" and "destination" was right. And anyway, the way shell command behave
> is one thing. Maybe other languages do things the other way. We're trying to
> abstract the meaning of each function, and I think the "to" and "from" I
> proposed were more meaningful. Please explain in more detail, I may be stupid.

Maybe I am - I think I used a manpage for the idea where it was called
source and destination - or was it the info-page? dunno exactly anymore.
That was even the order of the two arguments :)

> > The profiler has to know where each section starts - you would not have
> > to use <title> in html though.
> That's the whole question: why does the profiler need to know where each
> section start?

It needs that to send the profile in chunks to the compiler, to check
syntax in smaller parts,...


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