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Date: Sun, 09 Jul 2000 00:32:50 -0400
From: Charles Wilson <cwilson AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu>
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To: DJ Delorie <dj AT delorie DOT com>
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Subject: Re: processor compatibility when building packages
References: <39675070 DOT 9C41CB2E AT ece DOT gatech DOT edu> <200007090141 DOT VAA03096 AT envy DOT delorie DOT com>

DJ Delorie wrote:
> 
> > Does cygwin only officially work on i686, so that it is okay to use
> > these routines and break compatibility with older systems?
> 
> Please do not break older systems.

My inclination was to maintain as much compatibility as possible.
However, I was confused since the official platform triple is now
i686-pc-cygwin, not i386-pc-cygwin or ix86-pc-cygwin. It *USED* to be
i386- but was changed sometime in the last six months. Why? What does
the new triple signify?

--Chuck

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