On Sun, 12 Nov 2000, Adam C Powell IV wrote:
> > Which of Debian's architectures are big-endian, and are there any
> > machines online that I, as a Debian developer, can log in and test the
> > software I maintain to see if it works properly on big-endian?
> There's also 64-bit cleanliness (alpha, ultrasparc are 64-bit), and
> signed/unsigned char (arm and PPC assume unsigned char) to worry about.
It's my understanding that whether 'char' maps to an unsigned or a signed char
is a function of the compiler, not of the architecture. Does gcc really use
different default values on arm and PPC than on other architectures? If so,