Posted Apr 10, 2006 1:03 UTC (Mon) by xoddam
In reply to: It is zero-copy
Parent article: Two new system calls: splice() and sync_file_range()
> splice() must truly be a great philosopher!
This is an in-joke, from the text adventure game version of Douglas
Adams' Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
The door explains, in a haughty tone, that the room is occupied
by a super-intelligent robot and that lesser beings (by which
it means you) are not to be admitted. "Show me some tiny example
of your intelligence," it says, "and maybe, just maybe, I might
no tea: Dropped.
>get no tea
no tea: Taken.
a small key
a thing your aunt gave you which you don't know what it is
a babel fish (in your ear)
The door is almost speechless with admiration. "Wow. Simultaneous
tea and no tea. My apologies. You are clearly a heavy-duty
philosopher." It opens respectfully.
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