Questions on 64 bit versions of Python

William McBrine wmcbrine at users.sf.net
Mon Jul 28 20:59:13 CEST 2008


On Sun, 27 Jul 2008 20:31:07 +0200, Martin v. Löwis wrote:

> Originally, AMD called it x86-64, and later renamed it to AMD64. Intel
> originally implemented it under the name EM64T (for Extended Memory 64
> Technology), and now calls the architecture Intel 64.

I hadn't heard "Intel 64" before. That's a bit nervy, isn't it? Plus it 
seems to conflict with their own use of "IA-64" (Intel Architecture 64) 
for the Itanium (vs. "IA-32" for traditional x86).

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