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Subject: Re: [boost] [dynamic_bitset] Endianess and Adaption Vs Copying
From: Joel (jdy_at_[hidden])
Date: 2012-05-04 11:35:50

Phil Endecott <spam_from_boost_dev <at>> writes:

> If you're thinking about individual bits being "next to" bits in other
> bytes, and bits or bytes being "left" or "right" of each other, your
> mental model of endianness is over-complicated. Because bits are not
> individually addressable, the only thing that matters is the order of
> bytes (which are addressable) within words. Ordering of bits only
> matters when someone draws a picture of something like a peripheral register.

Granted. Sometimes you have to deal with (and understand) other people's mental
models though.


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