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Re: [ping] Re: proper name of i386/x86-64/etc targets
- From: Sandra Loosemore <sandra at codesourcery dot com>
- To: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>
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- Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:16:37 -0700
- Subject: Re: [ping] Re: proper name of i386/x86-64/etc targets
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On 01/20/2015 11:40 AM, H.J. Lu wrote:
On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 10:27 AM, Sandra Loosemore
Since there seems to be arguments against using both "IA-32" and "i386" for
the 32-bit x86 architecture, how about, uh, "32-bit x86"? With the other
names in parentheses where appropriate? I think we could also ignore the
16-bit x86 variants for the purposes of GCC and just use "x86" instead of
"i386 and x86-64".
Please don't invent a new name. It may confuse people.
On 01/20/2015 12:02 PM, H.J. Lu wrote:
On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 10:51 AM, Eric Botcazou <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Ping? Any thoughts?
x86 for the family and x86-32/x86-64 for the 2 architectures?
Works for me.
Ummm, this seems like an inconsistent position. "32-bit x86" isn't even
a new name; it's a restricting adjective "32-bit" on the existing name
"x86". But "x86-32" isn't an existing real name for anything, as far as
I can tell.