[erlang-questions] Endian numbers

Bengt Kleberg <>
Mon Dec 20 08:59:21 CET 2010


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endianness


bengt

On Sun, 2010-12-19 at 04:31 +0100, Gilberio Carmenates García wrote:
> Hi all,
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> I’ve been always wondering that is the meaning of endian term, for
> example in the Bit syntax
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> {<<16#12345678:32/big>>,<<16#12345678:32/little>>,
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> <<16#12345678:32/native>>,<<16#12345678:32>>}.
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> {<<18,52,86,120>>,<<120,86,52,18>>,
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> <<120,86,52,18>>,<<18,52,86,120>>}
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> What is the meaning of that I mean what is the different between big,
> little or native. And the different endian machines. In the JInterface
> there is a reference to that term too, the big endian the little
> endian and so on.
> 
> Could anybody explain this to me, I need to now that very well so I
> can put that in my book.
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> Regards,
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> Ivan.
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