Re: Little endian /usr/share/locale/* files in epiphany-browser-data
On Tue, Jan 20, 2009, Mike Hommey wrote:
> How much performance loss are we looking at ? If it's a few %, is it
> that important? There are already various things that are little-endian
> even on big-endian architectures, beginning with the ext3 filesystem.
I'd love to hear about the speed benefits; perhaps there's a memory
benefit if the file can be mmap-ed in one case and not the other.
I don't expect it will be significant though.
> IMHO, the real issue is that depending on the arch which the arch:all
> package is built on, the resulting file's endianness will change.
> Maybe msgfmt should be patched to always generate the same endianness
> by default.