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Re: [ping] Re: proper name of i386/x86-64/etc targets
- From: "H.J. Lu" <hjl dot tools at gmail dot com>
- To: Sandra Loosemore <sandra at codesourcery dot com>
- Cc: Michael Matz <matz at suse dot de>, Uros Bizjak <ubizjak at gmail dot com>, Richard Henderson <rth at redhat dot com>, Jan Hubicka <hubicka at ucw dot cz>, GCC Development <gcc at gcc dot gnu dot org>
- Date: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:43:12 -0800
- Subject: Re: [ping] Re: proper name of i386/x86-64/etc targets
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On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 11:38 AM, Sandra Loosemore
> On 01/20/2015 12:21 PM, H.J. Lu wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 20, 2015 at 11:16 AM, Sandra Loosemore
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Ummm, this seems like an inconsistent position. "32-bit x86" isn't even
>>> new name; it's a restricting adjective "32-bit" on the existing name
>>> But "x86-32" isn't an existing real name for anything, as far as I can
>> "x86-32" is mentioned in
> I wouldn't consider random blog or forum postings to be reliable sources.
> Can you cite manufacturer/vendor literature, technical reports, or news
> articles using that term?
> FWIW, when I'm reviewing BSPs and associated documentation for
> Mentor's own products, I always check the manufacturer's web site and verify
> that we use the name exactly as it appears in their own marketing literature
> and/or data sheets. Wikipedia's standards for naming are a little
> different.... they prefer to use the most common and familiar name for
I checked with my colleagues at Intel. x86-32 is somtimes used to refer
32-bit processors from Intel and AMD.