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SubjectRe: nice troll (was: All this resource-fork AKA multiple stream nonsense)
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Alan Cox writes:

> What is the kernel tree. I do believe its a compound document
> in a directory tree.

The kernel tree is a collection of related documents.
One could abuse a compound document system to store
source code, but that would be a lousy idea. Source
code doesn't have many of the normal document-like
properties. For example:

There isn't a well-defined and obvious way to print the
whole thing.

Nobody would think of just cut-and-pasting the whole kernel
source into another project. Going the other way is also a
silly concept.

One wouldn't embed a spreadsheet document into the kernel.
One wouldn't embed a kernel source tree into a spreadsheet.

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