Author ned.deily
Recipients Arfrever, Neurogeek, Ramchandra Apte, amaury.forgeotdarc, djc, doko, eric.araujo, ezio.melotti, jwilk, lemburg, loewis, ned.deily, neologix, petri.lehtinen, pitrou, python-dev, r.david.murray, rosslagerwall, rpetrov, vstinner
Date 2011-10-17.22:02:10
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What do you do for platforms like OS X where we support one set of binary files that contain multi-architecture C-files that can run as Intel-64, Intel-32 or PPC-32 on the same machine at user option at run time?  For example, the Apple-suppled system Python on OS X 10.6 has all three and you can use `arch` to specify which to run (PPC is emulated on the Intel machines supported by 10.6):

$ file /usr/bin/python2.6
/usr/bin/python2.6: Mach-O universal binary with 3 architectures
/usr/bin/python2.6 (for architecture x86_64):	Mach-O 64-bit executable x86_64
/usr/bin/python2.6 (for architecture i386):	Mach-O executable i386
/usr/bin/python2.6 (for architecture ppc7400):	Mach-O executable ppc

The static currently shipped in plat-darwin is misleading at best. And you can't improve the situation by regenerating at installation time.
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