SELF: Anatomy of an (alleged) failure
Posted Jun 26, 2010 7:33 UTC (Sat) by Tet
In reply to: SELF: Anatomy of an (alleged) failure
Parent article: SELF: Anatomy of an (alleged) failure
I'm not claiming fat binaries solve any particular distribution problem, nor do I believe that their existence means that fat binaries must cover every possible combination. In fact, just shipping a combined ia32 and x86_64 binary would cover 99% of the real world machines. But even if you don't want to ship a fat binary, it's not hard to envisage tools that would allow an end user to create a fat binary from two (or more) slim ones.
I've outlined a case where it would be both useful and desirable to have them, and to date, I haven't seen any sensible alternatives being proposed.
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