revisiting the "What am I running on?" question

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Feb 22 20:16:29 EST 2019


On 2/22/2019 7:55 AM, songbird wrote:
> eryk sun wrote:
> ...
>> The win-amd64 ABI is significantly different, but at the API level
>> there isn't a drastic difference between 32-bit and 64-bit Windows, so
>> there's no cognitive burden with perpetuating the Win32 name. The
>> official API name was actually changed to "Windows API" or WINAPI (or
>> WinAPI). But it would require a massive effort to change the culture.
>> There's no pressing need to expend that much time and energy over a
>> name.
> 
>    just adding a comment to the documentation that
> win32 also covers win64 would be a help IMO.

Could you open an issue on the tracker suggesting a specific edit at a 
specific place?


-- 
Terry Jan Reedy



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