im a total newbie and i dont get this:
i dont get this flat text file my professor is talking about. I read from wikipedia that:
A "flat file" is a plain text or mixed text and binary file which usually contains one record per line or 'physical' record (example on disc or tape). And i dont get it.
Then my professor said:
shingles technique assumes the input is a flat text file. Parse trees and symbol tables are generally not flat text files.
so what's that? what is a not flat text file?
i really need help on this. please help me. enlighten my mind.