Can a stack know which standalone engine it's running on?

Mark Waddingham mark at
Tue Apr 28 01:16:32 EDT 2020

On 2020-04-27 23:08, Devin Asay via use-livecode wrote:
> But doesn’t the processor just report on the host operating system? I
> wan’t to know which LiveCode engine is running.

No 'the processor' reports what architecture the engine was built for. 
 From the dictionary:

Use the processor function to determine the system architecture. The 
system architecture may either be emulated or the architecture of the 
host CPU. For example, when running the application in an android 
emulator the processor will return the emulated architecture rather than 
the architecture of the host CPU.

Note: Some operating systems have emulators built in. For example, 
Windows has WOW64 which allows x86 executables to run under x86_64 
versions of Windows.

Warmest Regards,


Mark Waddingham ~ mark at ~
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