Subject: Re:
To: Matt Thomas <>
From: Chris G. Demetriou <>
List: tech-userlevel
Date: 08/15/2000 20:27:14 (Matt Thomas) writes:
> >What about binaries that are in one machine and not the other, calling
> >ioctls for hardware that is only available in one or a few of the machines
> >in an arch? (e.g., some stuff used by Xamiga).
> The ioctls will fail.  But the user land will be identical whether the build
> was done on mac68k or amiga or ...

well, to be more specific about how to do this, for many programs:

* abstract the code so that it can be split into machine-independent
and machine-independent files, with a function switch, if necessary

* provide machine-dependent files which include the necessary md

not rocket scientific...