revisiting the "What am I running on?" question

songbird songbird at anthive.com
Sat Feb 23 11:14:27 EST 2019


Terry Reedy wrote:
> 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?

  yes, i will next week when i can get back to this.


  songbird


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