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Re: [DotGNU]Endianness?

From: Rhys Weatherley
Subject: Re: [DotGNU]Endianness?
Date: Sat, 08 Nov 2003 08:07:02 +1000
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On Saturday 08 November 2003 08:01 am, Rich Baumann wrote:
> On Fri, 2003-11-07 at 12:30, HJ wrote:
> > Is it known wether MS.NET is host-endian or little-endian always?
> The ECMA spec requires that conforming CLRs always be little-endian.

No it doesn't.  The encoding of programs, when stored in IL binaries, is 
little-endian (you have to pick something for the on-the-wire format).  But 
there are no ECMA-specified endian restrictions on the CLR's data 
representation once the program is loaded.  Restrictions may occur because of 
badly written compilers (e.g. Microsoft's C/C++ compiler), but not because of 
anything that ECMA specifies.



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