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Subject: Re: [boost] [Build] x32
From: Peter Dimov (lists_at_[hidden])
Date: 2017-11-28 13:38:49

Olaf van der Spek wrote:

> > libboost_system-vc141-mt-gd-x32-1_66.lib
> Why is this named x32? AFAIK the normal name is x86.

The suffix is determined by the first letter of the `architecture`
Boost.Build property (x86, arm, mips, sparc) concatenated with the
`address-model` property (32, 64).

Could have gone with the full arch, like x86_32 and x86_64 (and arm_32 and
arm_64), but we already have a problem with paths on Windows, no need to
make it worse. And people would have complained anyway because it should be
"aarch64" instead and so on.

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