[SDL] little endian and big endian

Mason Wheeler masonwheeler at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 7 06:54:37 PDT 2009

>From: Leonardo Guilherme <leonardo.guilherme at gmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [SDL] little endian and big endian
>Actually big endian and little endian is not an OS feature, but a
>processor architeture one (I'm not completely sure about this,
>somebody know any OS that control the endianess?).

Yes, it's a processor thing.  And there's really no good reason
for the OS to try to control it manually, unless you're emulating.
a different CPU.  (Which isn't an OS function anyway.)  It's a
whole lot easier to work with your CPU than to try to fight it.

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