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Re: calling all ports: what is your endianness?



also sprach Daniel Burrows <Daniel_Burrows@brown.edu> [2002.01.22.0132 +0100]:
>   Shouldn't this be a configure test?  I'd imagine that just stuffing
> several bytes into an array and then testing the result as a word would
> be sufficient.

moreover, a PowerPC can be run big or little endian. this *should* be a
dynamic test, which is so trivial to write...

cat << EOF > is_big_endian.c
int main(void)
{
  long l = 0xFF000000;
  unsigned char *c = &l;
  return (*c != 0xFF);
}
EOF
gcc -w -o is_big_endian is_big_endian.c
./is_big_endian && echo "i am big endian."

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