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Subject: Re: [boost] [endian] endian flip and endian domain
From: Stewart, Robert (Robert.Stewart_at_[hidden])
Date: 2010-06-08 08:14:51

Alec Ross wrote:
> Rob Stewart wrote:
> > vicente.botet wrote:
> >> I think that I have found a good name that can be used
> >> instead of the swap_in_place: "flip". This recall the flip
> >> operation used in bitset exchanging the value of a bit. On
> >> the endian context this will exchange in place the endianess
> >> of a data from/to the native endianess.
> >
> >"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.
> "transpose"?

That works, too. Do you object to "reorder" or were you just trying to enlarge the set of choices? "reorder" has few characters to type, but it does have an additional syllable to speak.

Rob Stewart robert.stewart_at_[hidden]
Software Engineer, Core Software using std::disclaimer;
Susquehanna International Group, LLP

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