Quoting Paul Jakma (paul at clubi.ie):
> EMT64T and AMD64 are different architectures, very similar but with
> differences - hence their usage is valid.
Paul is of course completely missing my point, and ranting on something
irrelevant. I did NOT allege that EM64T and AMD64 are the same
architecture. Let me try explaining again, in smaller words, this time:
When AMD introduced the IA32 extensions used in Opteron chips, its
initial name for that spec _was x86_64_. Much later, AMD management
unilaterally decided to rename it "AMD64". (Intel has always called its
extremely similar spec "EM64T".)
My point, which Paul seemingly did not comprehend, was that "x86_64"
has persisted as an umbrella term in part because it doesn't include the
name of either vendor.
> (And it's x86-64 btw....)
The industry seems not to agree with Paul. Tant pis pour lui.
(I rather wish it would, though: That underscore is obnoxious.)
> >>Itanium/Itanium2 (dubbed "Itanic" by TheReg) architecture -- whose
> >>existence hints at one of the problems with "lib64" directories: the
> >>a namespace collision with Itanium.
Used cow food.
Again, Paul utterly misses my point. Contrary to Paul's inference I
certainly nowhere claimed that "lib64" isn't a long-standing convention
from other multiarch machines -- and his digression on that point was
gloriously irrelevant to what I wrote.
For more on the libs problem in multiarch machines, one might look here:
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