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

On Mon, Jan 19, 2015 at 11:31 PM, Uros Bizjak <> wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 3:26 AM, 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.

I like this suggestion.  Thanks.

>> Ping?  Any thoughts?
> Let's ask Intel people ...


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