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Re: Native Endianess

From: Tomáš Ebenlendr
Subject: Re: Native Endianess
Date: Thu, 15 Mar 2007 12:49:03 +0100 (CET)
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Dne 15 Březen 2007, 03:55, Hollis Blanchard napsal(a):
> On Wed, 2007-03-07 at 09:47 -0800, Daniel Weaver wrote:
>> I would like to propose a definition for "Native Endianess"
>> The data has Native Endianess when a 32-bit read will return the
>> correct value without byte swap.
> What on earth does that mean? :) "Correct value" according to who?
> FYI, some processors (like PowerPC and MIPS) can operate in either
> little- or big-endian mode.
> -Hollis

And on true 64 platforms it will be counterintuitive definition.
I think this is what we call in czech: "outcry into the darkness" :-/

Tomas Ebenlendr

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