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Re: Bytes order and words order
>>>>> "Richard" == Richard Earnshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>> OK, thanks. I was actually thinking of the word-order of
>> floating-point numbers not that of integral types. I think I
>> should name it __TARGET_FLOAT_WORDS_ORDER__ ? Is it reasonable to
>> assume that the byte order of integral and floating point
Richard> I'm not aware of any machines where the byte ordering
Richard> doesn't match that for integers -- at least in the sense
Richard> that the 'sign bit' of a floating point number lives in the
Richard> 'most significant' byte of a word, etc.
The VAX is an example. Integer sign bit is bit 31, float sign bit is