Mike has implemented ACPI 2 standard in IA-64 for Darwin,
By the way, IA-64 is the name Intel uses for Itanium, which Darwin
does not support. We've been using "Intel 64-bit" or "x86-64" for
our latest architecture.
Sun I think uses x64 which is kind of a nice shorthand for x86-64.
A lot of people like FreeBSD use amd64 since AMD fathered the
particular 64bit architecture which intel copied.
Would be nice if Darwin/Apple etc used a name that is already in use
by others so a to not offer more confusion.
how about EM64T, or "washing machine controller chip with a few
extensions"? Seriously, AMD invented this stuff and they call it
x86-64, so I think that's a reasonable decision and already in use.
i38664 would have been wrong. NetBSD, RedHat/Fedora/Centos use x86_64.
But IA-64 is Itanium in most people's mind, that I agree with.
IA-32-64 would be appropriately unconfusifying, then ;-)
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