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A disassembler is an atomic adapter.

In a typical Crawler workflow, the larger granules that are broken apart by disassemblers are not stripped away and remain part of the data flow. For example, when a disassembler breaks apart a 'paragraph' granule into a series of 'word' granules, the output of the disassembler will typically consist of a stream of word granules, followed by the original paragraph granule from which the word granules were extracted. An assembler further down the track will often mostly ignore such paragraph granule as far as its contents go. Instead it will collect the word granules, and wait for the paragraph granule solely as a terminating trigger to signify the series of word granules is complete.