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[ping] Re: proper name of i386/x86-64/etc targets


On 01/01/2015 05:30 PM, Sandra Loosemore wrote:
I've noticed that the GCC user documentation is quite inconsistent about
the name(s) it uses for i386/x86-64/etc targets.  invoke.texi has a
section for "i386 and x86-64 Options", but in other places the manual
uses x86, X86, i?86, i[34567]86, x86_64 (underscore instead of a dash),
etc.

I'd be happy to work on a patch to bring the manual to using a common
naming convention, but what should it be?  Wikipedia seems to use "x86"
(lowercase) to refer to the entire family of architectures (including
the original 16-bit variants), "IA-32" for the 32-bit architecture (I
believe that is Intel's official name), and "x86-64" (with a dash
instead of underscore) for the 64-bit architecture.  But of course the
target maintainers should have the final say on what names to use.

Ping?  Any thoughts?

-Sandra


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