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Re: [opensuse] Microsoft fonts
  • From: Randall R Schulz <rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2009 10:02:05 -0800
  • Message-id: <200901141002.05781.rschulz@xxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday January 14 2009, Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote:
...

Are scripts executable? They don't run on the hardware, they require
a suitable virtual machine or interpreter.

No, they're not. They're interpretable.


Are PE/COFF binaries (Win32) executable?

Yes, they are. Their contents are loaded into memory and executed by the
actual CPU in the machine.


...

Are C++ binaries executable? ...

Yes, they are. Their contents are loaded into memory and executed by the
actual CPU in the machine.


...they should not have the executable flag in linux.

True, though it doesn't hurt anything if they do. ;-)

Right, 'cause they cannot be executed. Hence, not really
"executable."

They can be executed, ...

Then execute one of these files and tell me what it computes!


Randall Schulz
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