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From: Rune (rune.sune_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-03-28 12:00:54

Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek <at>> writes:
> Hi,
> When reading/writing binary streams, you often need to read/write an
> (unaligned) integer in big, little or native endian. Is there support
> for this in Boost?

Sometimes it is necessary to send floats and doubles as well between different
In such cases, should a float be sent as is down the wire, relying on IEEE754
for correct representation at destination, or should it be converted to a null-
terminated ascii-string, or should it...?
It would be really nice if boost.asio or boost.whatever automagically handled
such floating-point primitives in the most efficient yet portable manner.


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