Okay. That makes sense.
The reason I thought that was because all the cameras I own which have TTL meters (or meters at all, for that matter) have a notch on the aperture ring, "A" for "automatic."
That setting chooses automatic mode on the aperture, either allowing you to use Aperture Priority mode. If the camera has the feature, you can set the shutter for Automatic, as well, and go for Programmed Exposure mode. Of course, you can turn them both to manual and shoot in full-manual mode.
I just assumed he was talking about a camera like that.
Few of the other cameras I own even have TTL meters. Some don't have meters at all. Because of that, I just made a leap of logic.