Subject: Re: [boost] [endian] endian flip and endian domain
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-08 08:10:34
David Abrahams wrote:
> 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.
Given just little and big endianness, "invert" is reasonable. However, considering the possibility of mixed and middle endianness, particularly as managing endianness of multi-field structures is in scope, "invert" doesn't work so well. (That happens to be a good argument against "flip," too.)
Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP http://www.sig.com
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