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

Florian Klaempfl florian at
Tue Aug 17 10:14:03 CEST 2010

Am 17.08.2010 10:11, schrieb Sven Barth:
> Am 17.08.2010 10:03, schrieb Marco van de Voort:
>> 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.
> If that's the only reason then that sounds a bit lame in my opinion...
> but what's done is done.

Why? It would only cause confuse to name it different than it is
officially called.

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