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Re: [ping] Re: proper name of i386/x86-64/etc targets
- From: Uros Bizjak <ubizjak at gmail dot com>
- To: Sandra Loosemore <sandra at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: Richard Henderson <rth at redhat dot com>, Jan Hubicka <hubicka at ucw dot cz>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>, "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>, Kirill Yukhin <kirill dot yukhin at gmail dot com>
- Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 08:31:50 +0100
- Subject: Re: [ping] Re: proper name of i386/x86-64/etc targets
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On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 3:26 AM, Sandra Loosemore
>> 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, i86, x86_64 (underscore instead of a dash),
>> 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 ...