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  • noun computing The property of a computer of being either big-endian or little-endian.

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endian +‎ -ness

Examples

  • A common driver programming approach is described that allows drivers to be written without concern for platform-specific issues such as endianness and data ordering.

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  • · Resampling of audio (rate, channels, sample size, signedness and endianness); audio is auto-resampled between clips.

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  • This way, you can trace registers and memory allocations to understand data endianness, stack frames, etc.

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  • Developers only have problems when they use processor-specific features like SSE/Altivec/NEON, or when they share data between processors of different endianness - which doesn't apply to ARM/PowerPC, since they are both big-endian.

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  • · Fix frame of "return to C handler" so that it matches expected size (2 slots) · Improve ARM processor endianness determination by include/gambit. h.

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  • In contrast with i386 it has both different word size and different endianness.

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  • Lastly, can anyone recommend an affordable way to gain access to the various systems where I might test 32-bit, 64-bit systems of both big and little endianness?

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  • * Resampling of audio (rate, channels, sample size, signedness and endianness); audio is auto-resampled between clips.

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  • I've read quite a bit of AMF3 conversion code and they appear to try and account for endianness when dealing with floats/doubles, but not with ints.

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  • · Fix frame of "return to C handler" so that it matches expected size (2 slots) · Improve ARM processor endianness determination by include/gambit. h.

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  • Is this the property being big-endian or little-endian? When transferring data, you could ask, "What's its endianness?". Can't forget middle-endian either.

    July 11, 2007