Mihai Cartoaje <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> As you may recall from chemistry classes, a buffer is a solutee that
> reduces pH variations. Since the initials VGA in IBM's display
> adapter stand for, "video graphics array," I recommend changing the
> name of the devices from "framebuffer" to "video array." I shall
> like to know what other people think.
As you may recall, this isn't chemistry. ;)
In computer science, a "buffer" is a chunk of memory used for data
storage. The term "framebuffer" has been used for at least 10 years,
makes perfect sense, and is well understood.
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