Subject Re: [firebird-support] Re: firebird format between windows and linux
Author Ann W. Harrison
At 12:44 PM 3/2/2004, Milan Babuskov wrote:

>I believe that there are also versions of Linux that run on different
>architectures (PPC for example), so it is actually a processor, not an
>OS issue. Correct me if I'm wrong.

The processor is the major factor, but I believe it is the OS that
determines alignment. The three differences between databases on different
platforms are datatypes (VAX/VMS has/had a non-standard float type),
word-endianness, and alignment - i.e. whether quadwords aligned on eight
byte boundaries, four byte boundaries, or two byte boundaries.


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