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Re: confusing documentation

On Sun, Jul 29, 2001 at 14:55:23 -0400, Andy Saxena wrote:
> Hmmmm...what's an architecture?

"dict" is your friend.

>From WordNet (r) 1.7 [wn]:

       4: (computer science) the structure and organization of a
          computer's hardware or system software; "the architecture
          of a computer's system software" [syn: {computer

>From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (06 Jun 01) [foldoc]:
	Design, the way components fit together.  The term is used
	particularly of {processors}, both individual and in general.
	"The {ARM} has a really clean architecture".  It may also
	be used of any complex system, e.g. "software architecture",
	"network architecture".

Within Debian, "architecture" primarily refers to "processor architecture",
a family of CPUs with a common instruction set, e.g. "the x86 archictecture"
(Intel 386, 486, Pentium etc.), or "the m68k architecture" (Motorola 68000,
68020, 68030 etc.).

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