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Subject: Re: [boost] [boost::endian] Summary of discussion #1
From: Tomas Puverle (tomas.puverle_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-04 10:41:37

> Tomas has rightly kept endianness from networking because it can be used for >
graphics, market data, etc. In my own
> code, I used "byte_order" as the namespace.


Endianness simply applies to converting data from one byte/bit orientation to

> > Without the explicit, operations on PackedInteger, such as
> > comparison, will have ambiguity.
> I haven't looked into it, so I'll take your word for it. I thought it was to
prevent implicit construction
> from native types on general principles.

Which is one the problems having the "object-based" interface with automatic
conversion operators on types. And from there is just keeps getting uglier.

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