A little or big Indian? A Plea for Peace…

I use a Intel processor to write this text, and this processor is is using Little Endian for the byte order. This is about Endian, not Indian :-).

Many processors I have programmed were Big Endians. With the addition of Freescale Kinetis (an ARM Cortex M4) and DSC in MCU10.2, I have a daily mixture with Big Endian (S08, ColdFire, …) and Little Endian (DSC and Kinetis).

The term “endian” is described nicely in the IEN 137 written 1980 by Danny Cohen:
“ON HOLY WARS AND A PLEA FOR PEACE“.
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