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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [RT] Sources and Drains
Date Fri, 22 Feb 2002 15:38:38 GMT
Matt Sergeant wrote:
> 
> On Thu, 21 Feb 2002, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
> > [For those of you who didn't study elettronic, MOSFET transistors have
> > sources, drains and gates. Sources generate electrons, drains consume
> > them and gates control the flow]
> 
> And in computing terms, a drain has for a long time been called a "Tee".
> See tee(1).

No, a BJT transistor is a tee, a MOSFET is simply a controlled pipe.

> > So, at the end we get:
> >
> >  1) pipeline: g -> t* -> s
> >  2) source: g -> t*
> >  3) drain: t* -> s
> >  4) aggregator with parts
> >  5) router with drains (bah, don't really like the name router, but I
> > can't think of anything better)
> >
> > Comments?
> 
> It's fine and obvious and called a Tee, and part of XML::SAX::Machines
> (and part of everyone's Perl SAX toolkit for a long time before that).
> But then you guys *never* read stuff when I post Perl links, so I don't
> know why I even bother.

I did Matt. Honest. But I don't know enough Perl to understand something
out of it :(

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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