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Re: Bug#254598: Name of the Debian x86-64/AMD64 port

On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 02:02:48PM -0400, Raul Miller wrote:
> On Thu, Jun 17, 2004 at 12:07:47AM -0500, Chris Cheney wrote:
> > There is no precedence for "x86-64" nothing uses it period. The only
> > argument for it is that its similiar to "x86_64" but imho thats a
> > detriment since it would cause confusion in scripts that need to refer
> > to both the toolchain name "x86_64" and the debian "x86-64" name. People
> > would end up typoing it.
> x86-64 is amd's official name for the architecture.

No its not, "amd64" is amd's official name for the architecture and has
been since ~ April 2003, when the first actual chips were released. Look
at www.amd64.org, nearly all news events that have occured since then
refer to the arch as "amd64" the only ones that don't are when they
refer to a dist that uses a different naming. Also, they have not gone
back and changed all the old documents produced before that time, but the
arch is definitely officially called "amd64" now.


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