Mark Mehalik on 6 Dec 2010 12:55:25 -0800
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Re: [PLUG] big/little endian?
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- Subject: Re: [PLUG] big/little endian?
- Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2010 15:55:16 -0500
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On Mon, Dec 6, 2010 at 3:49 PM, Art Alexion <email@example.com>
On Monday, December 06, 2010 03:32:06 pm Mark Mehalik wrote:So, Mac intel and PC intel are both little endian, I guess?
> Endianness is a hardware thing. Intel x86,x64, and itaniums are always
> little endian. This isn't your issue.
Yup, big endianness is an honor reserved entirely for big iron and dedicated UNIX machines(by dedicated UNIX I mean 'expensive').
Here's a good synopsis of popular modern and recently deceased hardware/software/endianness:
In looking back it looks like itanium can't make up it's mind(is bi-endian), so I was a bit wrong there.
Either way, that's not your issue, and multimedia can be a real PIA, good luck. :-)
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