On Thu, 7 Dec 2000, daniel haensse wrote:
> What is the historical reason for this byte ordering confusion? Some patents
> from intel?
It's just the story of the big-endians and the small-endians
and whom has the right solution for cutting of an eg, the
big endians on the big side of the eg and the small endians on
the small side of the eg ;-)
There is no reason than just historical of putting the low
or the high byte of a word at first in memory.
For motorola you can write $12345678 in memory for a $12345678
and for intel you write $78563412. It's just a historical reason.
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