[Python-Dev] win64 (was: [Patches] PC\config.[hc] changes for Win64)
Tue, 9 May 2000 11:56:34 -0700 (PDT)
On Tue, 9 May 2000, Fred L. Drake, Jr. wrote:
> Guido van Rossum writes:
> > Another view: win32 was my way of saying the union of Windows 95,
> > Windows NT, and Windows 98, contrasted to Windows 3.1 and non-Windows
> > platforms. If Windows 2000 is sufficiently different to the user, it
> > deserves a different platform id (win2000?).
> > Is there a connection between Windows 2000 and _WIN64?
> Since no one else has responded, here's some stuff from MS on the
> topic of Win64:
> This document talks only of the Itanium (IA64) processor, and doesn't
> mention the Alpha at all. I know the NT shipping on Alpha machines is
> Win32, though the actual application code can be 64-bit (think "32-bit
> Solaris on an Ultra"); just the system APIs are 32 bits.
Windows is no longer made/sold for the Alpha processor. That was canned in
August of '99, I believe. Possibly August 98.
Basically, Windows is just the x86 family, and Win/CE for various embedded
Greg Stein, http://www.lyra.org/