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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [general] Correct name for 64-bit architecture (not IPF)
Date Tue, 23 Jan 2007 16:45:58 GMT
Geir Magnusson Jr. wrote:
> 
> On Jan 23, 2007, at 11:24 AM, Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> 
>> 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
>>
>> +1
>>
>> IPF is rather cryptic anyway while x86_64 is immediately understood even
>> by those who never heard it before.
> 
> IPF is something different - it's the "Itanium Processor Family".

ah, d'oh, my bad

-- 
Stefano.


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