From: Rick McGowan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Feb 18 2008 - 13:01:44 CST
> For UTF16 encoding scheme, BOM specifies that how a file should be
No, the BOM specifies how a file *IS* serialized. You are welcome to make
a BE file on a LE machine if you want to, and vice versa. But when you
interepret that file, you should pay attention to the BOM.
> So LE & BE input files are supposed to be processed on LE & BE
> platforms respectively. when worng endianess input scripts are
> given i.e LE script on BE platform and vice versa, application
> should terminate with an error.
Terminating with an error seems pretty drastic, especially if you know
what you're looking at. Why not just convert the byte stream to the other
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