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Re: Intel XNU bug report




On Aug 9, 2006, at 1:02 PM, Graham J Lee wrote:

On 9 Aug 2006, at 12:53, Chad Leigh wrote:

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.

The kernel and developer tools have standardized on "x86_64" for the name of the Mach-O architecture. Using x86_64 is probably the most straightforward way to describe 64-bit on Intel as supported by Mac OS X.


- Kevin
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References: 
 >Re: Intel XNU bug report (From: almisr <email@hidden>)
 >Re: Intel XNU bug report (From: Eric Albert <email@hidden>)
 >Re: Intel XNU bug report (From: Chad Leigh <email@hidden>)
 >Re: Intel XNU bug report (From: Graham J Lee <email@hidden>)



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