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Re: Is it x86-64 or x86_64 ?
Joe Buck writes:
> On Tue, Mar 07, 2006 at 10:26:24AM +0000, Andrew Haley wrote:
> > Our config tools return "x86_64" as an arch. Like this:
> They cannot return "x86-64", because that would break target triplets
> (which use "-" as a separator). So while x86-64 is the correct name,
> it cannot be used in contexts where "-" is a reserved character. Hence
> the switch to the underscore.
I understand that. What I don't understand is why gcc rejects x86_64
as an option.