Re: Endless endianness annoyance

From: John Tsolometes (
Date: Wed Dec 10 1997 - 17:59:02 EST

Why is little endiannism a disease ?
I thought that it is better for asm decoding.
That big endianism had is harder to code by hand.
Please tell me your thoughts.
I'm not sure what the benefits of big are,
Enquiring Minds Want To Know[tm].:)

-----Original Message-----
From: Tony Harminc <>
To: Multiple Recipients of <>
Date: Wednesday, December 03, 1997 5:09 PM
Subject: Re: Endless endianness annoyance

>On 3 Dec 97 at 8:22, Mark Leisher wrote:
>> Unlike problems such as world hunger which we can blame on
Microsoft and
>> Intel, this is not something we can reasonably lay at their
door and
>> expect to be fixed tomorrow, so customers are going to demand
a software
>> solution.
>Oh I don't know - surely we can blame Intel and Microsoft for
>perpetuating the disease of little endianism that would
>surely have died out years ago, along with world hunger and the
>Tony Harminc

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