[llvmlinux] Unmatching Arch String for Aarch64/arm64

Renato Golin renato.golin at linaro.org
Thu Jan 30 18:40:03 UTC 2014


On 30 January 2014 18:34, Behan Webster <behanw at converseincode.com> wrote:

>  Well, also arm64 is clearly an arm (even to the uninitiated) whereas
> aarch64 could be something entirely different. "arm64" satisfies the rule
> of "least surprise", and is the most obvious choice IMHO. ARM missed the
> boat on this one I think.
>

I don't disagree with you that the name is unfortunate, I'm also a big fan
or amd64 and arm64, but as you said, the powers-that-be...


Both "sane" and "consistent" is preferable, but I'm okay if it is at least
> one or the other. :)
>

For long-lasting systems, I'd pick consistency over sanity every day.

cheers,
--renato
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