Endianness puzzle

Gary E. Miller gem at rellim.com
Mon Dec 12 19:52:52 UTC 2016

Yo Eric!

On Mon, 12 Dec 2016 14:35:21 -0500
"Eric S. Raymond" <esr at thyrsus.com> wrote:

> Gary E. Miller <gem at rellim.com>:
> > I would be nice to have a BIGENDIAN host as a buildbot worker.  
> We don't?  Oh, that's bad.  Put that on your todo list.

AFAIK, ia64 and z/Architecture are the only big endian in common use.
And I do not know anyone using those.  Also, potentially ARM, but I have
never seen an LE distro for ARM.

Been a LONG time since I powered up a 68000 or PowerPC.

When I did microcode I learned why LE is the preferred choice.  It just
codes easier.

Gary E. Miller Rellim 109 NW Wilmington Ave., Suite E, Bend, OR 97703
	gem at rellim.com  Tel:+1 541 382 8588
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