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Subject: Re: [boost] [endian] cooperation with iostream
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2008-11-21 10:12:18

On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 7:54 AM, Rutger ter Borg <rutger_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> Dear Beman,
> In my recent work on the zoneinfo database for the date_time library, I have
> tried the current endian-0.8 from sandbox in order read big endian data.
> I had partial success. Although I see a working example based on the cstdio
> function calls, I am primarily using an ifstream to read a binary file. I
> haven't been able to figure out on how to get ifstreams working in
> combination with big endian types. (By the way, perhaps in conjunction with
> iostreams, it would be nice if std::ios::big_endian would exist, and be done
> with it?)

Not sure I understand the request. Could you explain a bit?

> Is it possible to use the endian library in combination with bniary iostreams?


> If so, would it be possible to give an example on how that should look like?

I'll try, but I'm pretty backed up right now.


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