AMD K6 support

Gerald Pfeifer pfeifer@dbai.tuwien.ac.at
Fri Sep 11 17:54:00 GMT 1998


On Fri, 11 Sep 1998, Marc Lehmann wrote:
> Indeed, it would be more consistent that way, but what is the "i" in
> i386 if not "intel"? "i" is not even part of the official chip number
> (80386), yet its used in gcc.

Historical note: If I remember correctly, back in the 80s Intel sometimes
called their processors iAPX/80386 or similiar.

> Also it would be less error-prone, as there are other intel clones with
> "386" and "486" in their name.

Fully agreed.

Gerald
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