[Python-Dev] Fwd: Download Page - AMD64

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Jan 13 20:13:58 CET 2010

>>>   * 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.

And why do you think this is x86-64?


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