Currently I'm working on a C/C++ code-base which is fairly portable, it can compile on most Unix like systems as well as MS-Windows (MSVC), using various popular compilers. Previously I've found ...
I've searched around and can't find anything on what the middle bytes of a >16-bit integer are called, if anything. Are there standard names for these bytes? E.g. the number 0x0D0C0B0A would have: ...
Intel processors (and maybe some others) use the little endian format for storage. I always wonder why someone would want to store the bytes in reverse order. Does this format have any advantages ...
Just to make sure if I understand this correctly. Is this right that little endian processors read the memory addresses from highest to the lowest address and where as a big endian processors suppose ...
I have a query regarding big endian and little endian. Basically the conversion is used to reverse the byte order in memory . When we need to do the conversion, do we need convert each and every ...
When teaching recently about the Big vs. Little Endian battle, a student asked whether it had been settled, and I realized I didn't know. Looking at the Wikipedia article, it seems that the most ...
I don't work every day with big-endian and little-endian problems and thus I find very difficult to remember which one is what. Recently I got an interview asking the difference between the two; ...