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
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
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