[Python-Dev] Fwd: Download Page - AMD64

Michael Foord michael at voidspace.org.uk
Wed Jan 13 10:32:00 CET 2010

On 13/01/2010 06:11, "Martin v. Löwis" wrote:
>> How about:
>>   * Python 2.6.4 Windows X86-64 installer (Windows AMD64 / Intel 64 /
>> X86-64 binary -- does not include source)
>> instead of:
>>   * Python 2.6.4 Windows AMD64 installer (Windows AMD64 binary -- does
>> not include source)
> -1. AMD doesn't want us to use the term x86-64 anymore, but wants us
> to use AMD64 instead. I think we should comply - they invented the
> architecture, so they have the right to give it a name. Neither
> Microsoft nor Intel have such a right.

I think we should use whatever is most informative and least confusing 
to our users - we owe our allegiance to them and not to a processor vendor.


> Regards,
> Martin


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