Subject: Re: ncr.4 & byte ordering
To: Bill Studenmund <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/16/1997 12:21:06
On Thu, 16 Jan 1997 12:01:47 -0800 (PST)
Bill Studenmund <email@example.com> wrote:
> Would it make sense to define byte-swapping routines that define
> conditional byteswapping routines for little-endian words, similar to
> "network" byte order stuff. Maybe "dos" byte order, though there might be
> a better name. Maybe "isa" byte order?
That's what bus.h is _for_. Values should be transparently translated
to and from natural bus and host order.
However, this could pose a problems for things like 32-bit wide
multi-pio... where you're simply shoving arrays of bytes though
a FIFO, for example.
Perhaps entry points which write "wide character arrays" are
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