[eeps] EEP extended packet options

Daniel Goertzen <>
Wed Sep 8 16:59:44 CEST 2010

Funny, I just tripped on the endian issue about 2 weeks ago.  I would love
to see better packet control.

The negative number idea would seem non-obvious when reading code.  If you
are proposing a definitions like...

{packet, {size,8}}

why not also do that for endian control...

{packet, {4, little}}
{packet, {4, big}}
{packet, {4, native}}

I intentionally put the number before the endian indicator so that the order
resembles bit syntax more closely.  Also, the endian indicators are the same
as used in bit syntax.  I think leveraging people's knowledge of bit-syntax
would be a plus.

A minor nitpick... I would suggest {fixed, 8} (or {8, fixed}) over {size,
8}.  "size" can be ambiguous in this context, "fixed" is less so.


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