[LAD] optimum binary distribution (was: vectorization)
n.j.bailey at elec.gla.ac.uk
Thu Apr 17 14:16:38 UTC 2008
> This sounds really cumbersome. And some very widely used distributions
> do not install a C-Compiler by default.
> What do you think about the approach taken by "liboil"?
> The library has implementations for various CPU-Extensions, and at run
> time, when the library is initialized, a set of function pointers is
> set to point to the "right" implementation functions.
How about getting the package installer to do the test and select the
appropriate binary (or at least dl lib)? Of course, that'd screw up machines
which nfs mount /usr/bin, but do many people use diskless workstations these
days? And you wouldn't have to run the checks every time the application
Just a thought...
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