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


On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 3:26 AM, Sandra Loosemore
<sandra@codesourcery.com> 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?

Let's ask Intel people ...

Uros.


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