andrewcoppin at btinternet.com
Tue May 13 17:12:12 EDT 2008
Aaron Denney wrote:
> On 2008-05-12, Andrew Coppin <andrewcoppin at btinternet.com> wrote:
>> (Stupid little-endian nonsense... mutter mutter...)
> I used to be a big-endian advocate, on the principle that it doesn't
> really matter, and it was standard network byte order. Now I'm
> convinced that little endian is the way to go, as bit number n should
> have value 2^n, byte number n should have value 256^n, and so forth.
> Yes, in human to human communication there is value in having the most
> significant bit first. Not really true for computer-to-computer
It just annoys me that the number 0x12345678 has to be transmuted into
0x78563412 just because Intel says so. Why make everything so complicated?
[Oh GOD I hope I didn't just start a Holy War...]
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