[olug] Stupid Vim trick-Big/Little Endian

Brian Weber brian at cbiowa.com
Thu Apr 11 07:27:52 UTC 2002

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Brian Roberson [mailto:roberson at olug.org] 
> not at all, you are absolutely correct, endian is a byte 
> ordering, just as you say, where little endian has the 
> ls-byte ( least signifigant byte ) in the lower address range 
> and big-endian is the reverse. let me try not to confuse 
> anyone here....
> If you have a 16 bit word ( 2 bytes ) , addressed 0x0 and 0x1 
> , where the value of these locations are 0x0 = 00000001 0x1 = 
> 00000011 depending on the endian, you can read the value of 
> that word as either 13 or 31
> ( little endian = 31 ; big endian = 13 )

	In the never ending quest for knowledge, I will be the one to
ask.  WHY.  I don't see the advantage in having one over the other.

If the grass seems so much greener on the other side, it's likely that
the residents there are just full of S**!

Brian Weber


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