[phobos] 64 & 32 bit libraries for OSX

Michel Fortin michel.fortin at michelf.com
Thu Nov 10 13:04:32 PST 2011

Le 2011-11-10 à 15:18, Walter Bright a écrit :

> On 11/8/2011 8:31 PM, Michel Fortin wrote:
>> Also, you should do the same for the compiler binary file, assuming you release a 64-bit version of the compiler too. Instead of having separate 32 and 64 bit executables in separate folders, merge them into one using lipo.
> Is there any purpose to shipping 32 bit executables for dmd for the Mac any more?

Apple shipped 32-bit Macs until 2006. While it's true that most Intel Macs can run 64-bit programs, some may not be able to run dmd if you remove the 32-bit version.

Perhaps the best way to know if you should maintain a 32-bit version is to release a 64-bit-only version and see if you get complains. :-) Then re-release it as a dual-architecture binary if some people wants it.

Michel Fortin
michel.fortin at michelf.com

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