Quadra 660AV what's with the "PowerPC" label?

Brian L. Stuart blstuart at bellsouth.net
Thu Jun 16 15:25:52 CDT 2016

On Thu, 6/16/16, Sean Conner <spc at conman.org> wrote:
> It was thus said that the Great Liam Proven once stated:
> > And Plan 9 went one better, and (mostly) eliminated that nasty old
> > unsafe mess, C, and it eliminated native binaries and brought
> > platform-neutral binaries to the game.
>  Um ... what?  Plan 9 is written in C.  And they still use binaries, just
> fat binaries (that is, the binary contains multiple code and data segments
> for each supported architecture0).

I suspect he was referring to Inferno when talking about the
byte code executables.  But Plan 9 doesn't use fat binaries.
It keeps each architecture's binaries in a directory named for
the architecture.  Then one uses the union mounts to build
a /bin that has the appropriate mix of binaries and shell scripts
for the machine hosting that process.


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