Subject: Re: [boost] [Endian] Unaligned fields in packed structs
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2011-09-10 07:24:27
On Tue, Sep 6, 2011 at 7:48 PM, Phil Endecott
> ... I was already wondering about the choice of
> function signatures:
> void endian::reorder(T&); // in-place byteswap
> void endian::reorder(T src, T& dest); // out-of-place byteswap
> What is the rationale (or precedent) for these and not
> T endian::reorder(T);
> If sin(theta) returns its result, why shouldn't reorder(val) do so too?
I've implemented your suggestion, run various tests, looked at the
generated code, and tried various uses cases.
Bottom line: I think you are right and will change conversion.hpp accordingly.
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