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Subject: Re: [boost] [endian] endian flip and endian domain
From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-08 07:14:36

At Tue, 8 Jun 2010 07:05:36 -0400,
Stewart, Robert wrote:
> "Flip" is not appropriate to my mind. It works well for bits
> because they are binary, but it doesn't convey the idea of
> reordering bits/bytes to a specific sequence. I prefer my
> suggestion of "reorder" because, after all, the operation
> (ostensibly) reorders the data.


You might also consider “invert,” as in “invert the endianness,” which
does what “flip” tries to do with IMO a more appropriate word.

Dave Abrahams
BoostPro Computing

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