(OT) Advice needed on platform names

Shaun Jackman sjackman@gmail.com
Fri Nov 18 17:41:00 GMT 2005

I prefer the name ia32 myself, but i386 is the standard. I would wait
for the upstream authors to make the change -- if they decide to --
before doing so yourself. Unless you wish to martyrise yourself.


2005/11/17, Jonathan S. Shapiro <shap@eros-os.org>:
> I'ld appreciate advice from people who have more experience on this than
> I do, and many of you are on the newlib list.
> For Coyotos, if we decide to use "ia32" as the platform name for Pentium
> family (rather than i386), how much trouble are we going to make for
> ourselves?
> My guess is that most configure scripts won't get this right, and it's
> going to commit us to a continuing patch process -- in which case I will
> reluctantly use i386.
> Opinions?
> shap

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