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Re: Questions about translators

From: Wolfgang Jaehrling
Subject: Re: Questions about translators
Date: Tue, 25 Mar 2003 00:16:53 +0100
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On Mon, Mar 24, 2003 at 02:32:33AM +0000, Ciaran O'Riordan wrote:
> "translators" and "servers" are two names for the same thing.

Not quite.  Translators are a special kind of servers.  There can also
be servers which are no translators.  The default-pager is an example
for this.  Another one is the `notice' server which I wrote (see
<>, but
note that the interfaces has changed since then and it won't work
currently).  And if you want to be really exact, then (practically)
every process in the Hurd is a server, because it has a thread (hidden
in glibc) that waits for signals, which are implemented as messages
sent to a port...


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