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Re: HEADS UP - More major build infrastructure changes

From: Matthew Dillon <dillon@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 6 Nov 2006 16:03:34 -0800 (PST)

::Gergo Szakal wrote:
::> I think "pc" is confusing enough as well. I vote for "x86".
::AMD64 is x86 as well, as is 8086, etc. What really is meant here is 
::machines with x86 processors and PC-compatible BIOSes.
::         Thomas E. Spanjaard
::         tgen@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
:    The pc32 is the platform architecture, not the cpu architecture.  The
:    cpu architecture is i386.  Insofar as I know, x86 is not a platform
:    architecture, it's a cpu architecture.
:						-Matt
    Hmm.  Actually, the more I think about it, the more I think I'm wrong.
    "x86" might be the answer.

    We may end up not having a choice.  I totally forgot about the GCC 
    build.  I suspect GCC might be sensitive to the platform architecture
    name.  I seem to remember "x86" in GCC but I'm not sure.

    Either way I would like to get rid of "i386" as the platform architecture
    name.  It's just too damn confusing.

					Matthew Dillon 

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