[Distutils] [issue1] amd64 eggs are called x86_64

Mark Hammond mhammond at skippinet.com.au
Thu May 8 14:21:11 CEST 2008

> Currently eggs created for amd64 platforms are called x86_64 in the egg
> filename. AMD renamed x86_64 to amd64 and asked people to follow suit.
> Also Python uses the amd64 nomenclature:
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-bugs-list/2006-
> December/036400.html and
> http://mail.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/2008-May/079056.html
> As such, to limit end-user confusion eggs should be named amd64 as well
> instead of x86_64.

Note that "win-" should probably be in the filename too.  eg, the py 2.6
trunk building pywin32 will create a filename



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