Subject: Re: hton64
To: der Mouse <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Perry E. Metzger <email@example.com>
Date: 06/26/1997 20:54:11
der Mouse writes:
> >> [...] needs hton64 & ntoh64. [...] I'm wondering if we could add
> >> them to -current?
> > What else uses them? Are they a good general-purpose thing?
> Aren't they? We're going to see more and more network protocols that
> use 64-bit integers, and if they're sane they're going to be in network
> byte order. I'd say some sort of [hn]to[nh]* functions for 64-bit
> quantities should be there; I'll leave the names up to someone else.
I'm guessing that the IPv6 API documents have specs for names for
these things which we should follow, if we're smart...