[lsb-discuss] "Standardizing" 7 LSB HW architecture names

Dallman, John jgd at ugs.com
Fri Mar 28 07:23:34 PDT 2008

Vladimir Rubanov wrote:

[[lots of good sense]]

> The most frequent inconsistency in other areas currently found is 
> using IA32 vs. x86 and AMD64 vs. x86-64 vs. x86_64 multiplied by 
> low/upper case variations.

I think the choices of x86 and x86-64 are the best bet. The fact 
that they are not the preferred terms of either Intel or AMD 
marketing departments means they're fairly unlikely to try to give
the terms new meanings. 

John Dallman
Parasolid Porting Engineer

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