On Thu, Dec 07, 2000 at 02:10:09PM +0100, sticke_m wrote:
> 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.
Just for interesset...
Does anyone know if it ever had any advantage to do it one or the other way
The big-endian format seems much more logical to me (after all, $12345678 is
$12345678 in memory with this).
So there had to be some reason, why someone ever hat the idea to swap the
bytes and store it as $87654321....
Or, maybe this was just some mistake in an early chip/board layout? ;-))))
Just like once, long long time ago people actually had an "unmount" command
- until someone forgot the "n" in an BSD-Release...
greetings, Florian Pflug
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