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[7]: Always On the Cards
by siride on Fri 6th Nov 2009 16:20 UTC in reply to "RE[6]: Always On the Cards"
siride
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Better solution is just to have a better detection script. Or have a system-detection script that is part of the LSB and thus LSB-compliant distros that you can call into to determine what arch to use. This does not require changes to the kernel, glibc, ld-linux.so and the ELF format. The latter is assuredly not an elegant solution.

Honestly, though, arches aren't added that frequently and the core name of the arch can be detected easily. So until 128 comes out, we should be fine.

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