New amd64 implementations?

Rafaël Carré funman at
Wed Jun 26 23:10:59 CEST 2013

Le 26/06/2013 22:57, Werner Koch a écrit :
> On Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:52, funman at said:
>> Small nitpicking here, the name is "mingw-w64".
> Which however conflicts with the CPU-VENDOR-OS triplet ;-).  A 64 bit
> Windows is a still a Win32 based Windows NT OS where only the CPU is
> different.  Thus it should be something amd64-mingw-w32 or
> x86_64-mingw-winnt and the former Alpha version would have had a
> alpha-mingw-w32 triplet.

The gcc triplet is actually x86_64-w64-mingw32, although the project
name for headers/libraries is mingw-w64.

> I have understood why this 4th variant of the mingw toolchain uses a
> name which so easy leads to misunderstandings.

Indeed it's very confusing :)

> Salam-Shalom,
>    Werner

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