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*"x86-64* is a 64-bit <> superset <> of the x86 instruction set architecture <>. The x86-64 instruction set natively supports Intel <>'s x86 and was designed by Advanced Micro Devices <> (AMD), who have since renamed it *AMD64*. This architecture has been cloned by Intel under the name *Intel 64* (formerly known as *EM64T* among other names).^[1] <> This leads to the common use of the names /x86-64/ or *x64* as more vendor-neutral terms to collectively refer to the two nearly identical implementations."

Rob Kendrick wrote:
On Wed, 2008-02-06 at 11:06 +0100, Grellier, Thierry wrote:
Mike, problem is then to be able to build this x86_32 binary when you only
have a x64 OS.

If using GCC on x86-64, can you not just pass -m32?  This seems to work
for me building Lua.  I've not tried LuaJIT.

Also, where does this apparently meaningless "x64" term come from?