RE: Translated IUC10 Web pages: Experimental Results

From: David Goldsmith (
Date: Thu Feb 06 1997 - 20:55:41 EST

>Just for the record, little endian was introduced by IBM with the 360
>back in the mid 1960's. I guess now you can guess how old I am! Intel
>just followed the leader in choosing little endian. I don't want to get
>into a senseless discussion as to which order is natural (I do prefer
>little endian); both orders exist so we need to deal with them.

Actually, I programmed 360's, and they were (and are) big endian. I
believe little endian was introduced by DEC. I can't remember if it was
the PDP-8 or the PDP-11.

David Goldsmith
Text and International Software Architect
Apple Computer, Inc.

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