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From "Geir Magnusson Jr." <g...@pobox.com>
Subject Re: [general] Correct name for 64-bit architecture (not IPF)
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2007 16:43:18 GMT

(I thought we'd agreed on this - there were a few remaining cases, I  

(and I thought that "em64t" was intel shorthand for what AMD calls  
"amd64" which is "x86_64")

On Jan 23, 2007, at 8:10 AM, Gregory Shimansky wrote:

> Hello
> Today while investigating the bug in HARMONY-2975 it appeared that  
> eclipse doesn't start on 64-bit Linux because os.arch property  
> value is em64t. The property is set in DRLVM source. Eclipse  
> doesn't recognize this architecture and failed to load SWT library.  
> When this property value is changed to x86_64 Eclipse runs ok.
> I think we should agree how to call 64-bit platform and I think it  
> is better to follow the same convention as is used in Linux, that  
> is call it x86_64 [1].
> It may happen that for better compatibility or reuse of VM and  
> classlib code in other projects we'll need to change some other  
> em64t and amd64 mentions in the sources to x86_64. If there is no  
> strong objection I would like to change all sources to use only  
> x86_64 instead of brand names, and rename the files which contain  
> em64t in their names. What do you think?
> [1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EM64T#Industry_naming_conventions
> -- 
> Gregory

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