Quoting Joe Fitzsimons <joseph.fitzsimons at nuim.ie>:
> On Wednesday 29 June 2005 13:39, nadir at compsoc.nuigalway.ie wrote:
>> > hey you should work this one out with your brain 2 * 2
> > yes it equals 4, I get the same result with my brain.
>> Actually I got 1 (my brain is stuck in base 3). Firstly, different
> rarely give exactly the same answer for floating point arithmatic, but thats
> not my point. My point is that when _you_ compile code, I assume there is
> some level of optimization. I have a Athlon64 at home, my laptop is a P3, my
> work desktop is a P4, and our cluster is madse up of dual Opteron boxes.
>> What's optimized for one isn't necessarily good for the others, which I
> believe is one of the arguments for Gentoo. This does however mean that
> optimized binaries will be different for each.
yes, my point was that compiling an arch specific binary for a distribution will
give you the same binary as if an end user compiles it, provided they havnt
changed the compile options.
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