[tz] "Standard byte order"
abbotti at mev.co.uk
Fri Nov 4 16:23:16 UTC 2011
On 2011/11/04 02:36 PM, Zefram wrote:
> Thom Hehl wrote:
>> I'm assuming that "Standard byte order" referred to over and over in the
>> docs means Most Significant Byte first?
>> It should really be documented that way.
> It is, and it is. From the first paragraph of description in tzfile(5):
> ... written in a ``standard'' byte order (the high-order byte
> of the value is written first).
Okay, the high-order byte is written first, but it doesn't say anything
about the ordering of the remaining bytes of the four- or eight-byte
values. (PDP-endian, anybody?) ;-)
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