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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RE[2]: bah
by sbenitezb on Fri 6th Nov 2009 01:16 UTC in reply to "RE: bah"
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that's because you're simple minded and lack seeing the 'bigger' picture.

I don't want tons of dead code living in my filesystem and gigabytes of updates. I don't know how the fat binaries and libraries work, but I assume they complicate the loading process even more and could require more disk accesses.

It is a stupid idea that only makes sense to Apple and third party developers. It may make the life of distributors simpler (or not), but also increase network usage with each update.

In the end, you are not solving a problem, just passing the ball to the end user.

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