Reason for Win64 instead of Win32 [Was: Re: [fpc-pascal] windows 32bit cross to 64 ?]

Marco van de Voort marcov at
Tue Aug 17 10:03:11 CEST 2010

In our previous episode, Sven Barth said:
> Does anyone know the reason why 64-bit Windows was added as win64 
> instead of (x86_64-)win32? With Linux it was done the ${platform}-linux 
> way as well.

It's afaik microsofts own designation.

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