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Subject: Re: [boost] [Review] Boost.Endian mini-review
From: Gottlob Frege (gottlobfrege_at_[hidden])
Date: 2015-01-31 00:42:49

On Fri, Jan 30, 2015 at 12:17 PM, Cliff Green <cliffg_at_[hidden]> wrote:
> I'm still not sure what to suggest to Beman for the Endian library wrt to
> float and double API's, specially as this library could or should be the
> basis for a standardization proposal. Integers are completely safe and
> well-defined for swapping - all bit patterns form valid integers and
> swapping bytes never result in "special" hardware processing.

I don't think that it actually guaranteed (it is only guaranteed for
unsigned char). It is fine for 2s-compliment, but for endian in the
standard, other integer representations need to be taken into account.


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