[Newbies] separating app from platform-specific parts of image?

Bert Freudenberg bert at freudenbergs.de
Sat Jul 12 17:26:41 UTC 2008


Am 12.07.2008 um 19:24 schrieb John Chandler:

> On Jul 12, 2008, at 1:52 PM, David T. Lewis wrote:
>> On Sat, Jul 12, 2008 at 10:36:50AM +0200, John Chandler wrote:
>>>
>>> OK, but if my image is for Mac OS X PPC, and the target machine is
>>> Debian x86, will the image I copy to it even start up?
>>
>> Yes, it will work fine. Amazing but true.
>
> Thanks to all who responded.  I suppose my confusion had
> something to do with the different conceptual bases underlying
> Unices, on the one hand, and Squeak, on the other.  Files
> vs. all-the-way-down objects.  And I'm very unused to being able
> to get away with thinking in terms of the abstraction rather than
> the implementation and having things "just work."
>
> Again, thanks.


We used to work hard to keep the illusion perfect :)

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