Subject: [boost] [endian] Boost.Endian library added for 1.57.0
From: Beman Dawes (bdawes_at_[hidden])
Date: 2014-08-15 11:36:40
The library provides integer and floating point types and conversion
functions for portable byte ordering regardless of processor endianness.
Although the primary uses are for file or network I/O, it is also useful
for unaligned integers or floats, or for 3, 5, 6, and 7 byte integers. The
library's predecessors have been in use for thirty years and developed
independently multiple times.
The repository is https://github.com/boostorg/endian
The documentation is online at https://boostorg.github.io/endian/
See https://boostorg.github.io/endian/index.html#Release-history for
changes since the Formal Review.
No need to report "Inspection Report" problems; those will be cleaned up
before 1.57.0 ships. Please do report any other problems or concerns, since
the time between now and when the 1.57.0 beta ships in effect acts a
If anyone has access to a big-endian platform with a modern C++ compiler,
please, please run the endian test suite and report the results. All
testing and use in recent years has been on little-endian platforms, so
big-endian platform testing is a worry.
Thanks for you patience,
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