A little Indian?

On September 28, 2010, in news, by

http://www.cs.umass.edu/~verts/cs32/endian.html

All of us that use Intel processors use a Little Endian in our byte order.  No that’s not Indian, that’s Endian.  As in processing numbers from the Little end or big end. 

This standardization of process ensures that every computer can process things in the same fashion.  We all start “eating ” our data from the same small end in the Intel processor chip world.

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

Which amazingly enough we owe the term “endian” to a Swift novel, eggs and a computer geek.

http://www.ietf.org/rfc/ien/ien137.txt

 

 

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