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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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