In message "Endless endianness annoyance",
> Endian problems make me cranky, so I thought I would whine about and
> alert implementers to a problem I am facing now.
> One of the more common performance techniques on Unix platforms is to
> memory map large files for read-only activities like searching free
> text. When memory mapping is used, the OS handles moving the data from
> disk to memory and it usually happens *very* fast.
How about just swapping the search string, when faced with
mixed endianness, and then swapping the hits back to what your
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