there I’m new to C. I’m currently reading the K&R. There I got confused by a definition in it about the text streams “A text stream is a sequence of characters divided into new lines;each line consists of 0 or more characters followed by a newline character.” And trying to knowing about this streams I was introduced to a new term namely buffer.
I just know that:
- A continuous flow of data (bytes or characters) in between Input and Output devices is
a STREAM .
- A temporary storage area in main memory to store the input or output data temporarily is a BUFFER.
I don’t say that I’m right, but it’s my basic idea upon those terms.
I want to know, what actually buffer & stream are and how these 2 things(i.e, stream & buffer) work together, in the non-abstract level of C implementation.
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