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From: Markus Schöpflin (markus.schoepflin_at_[hidden])
Date: 2006-10-13 04:02:48

Johan Råde wrote:


> 1. The header <boost/detail/endian.hpp> sometimes gives incorrect
> results. As John Maddock has pointed out, some processors can be
> operated in both BE and LE mode. So it may be difficult to fix this
> problem.


Note that the Alpha processor can operate in big or little endian mode,
too. AFAIK, Tru64/Alpha always uses little endian. But I have no idea about
Linux/Alpha, for example. Anyway, I think it's fairly safe to assume fixed
endianess given a specific CPU _and_ OS.


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