Microprocessor Endian Architecture
Endianness describes how multi-byte data is represented by a computer system and is dictated by the CPU architecture of the system. Unfortunately not all computer systems are designed with the same endian architecture. The difference in endian architecture is an issue when software or data is shared between computer systems. An analysis of the computer system and its interfaces will determine the requirements of the endian implementation of the software. This paper explains endianness and its effect on code portability.
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