Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:05 UTC
Linux As we all know, Mac OS X has support for what is called 'fat binaries'. These are binaries that can carry code for for instance multiple architectures - in the case of the Mac, PowerPC and x86. Ryan Gordon was working on an implementation of fat binaries for Linux - but due to the conduct of the Linux maintainers, Gordon has halted the effort.
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by Kroc on Thu 5th Nov 2009 23:31 UTC in reply to "TYPO"
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OS X binaries were fat before they became universal. PPC 32-bit and PPC 64-bit code, and even in some cases targeting different code for G4 and G5. “Universal” binaries just added Intel to the fat mix, that was all.

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