Arch flags are compiler options, you can’t blame the cpu for compiler builders being ambiguous or unclear. But I understand your point. I’d suggest to keep the M1 though. Even if it’s not useful to you, it might save your pension. One of the first Apple computers recently sold for 1.2 million, who knows what one of the first M1s might be worth in 50 years ;-)

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