I try to understand a circuit, where this is a part of:
To me this looks like a short between the Drain and Gate in the pmos at the top and nmos at the bottom. The line from the top pmos to the right is used as the gate of some nmos gates, the line from the bottom nmos to the right is used as the gate of some pmos gates. (No shorts here)
My question now is: What is the behavior of this circuit regarding the "shorts"? Are they even shorts, or am I missing something obvious here?