Subject Re: [Firebird-general] Firebird Universal Binary for intel Mac
Author Ann W. Harrison
alonsong2002 wrote:
> I am curious if any of you have or know of any plans to recompile
> Firebird for the new Mac Intel OS X. From what I understand Firebird
> would have to be compiled under GCC 4.X as this is the supported
> compliler for the new Mac Intel OS X.

The problem with a universal binary is that Firebird stores its
data in the native format of the platform - big endian or little
endian. The universal binary is both, which will lead, I fear,
to tears before bedtime. The "data" is both user data and internal
structural data.