Subject: Re: floats across the network
To: Michael Richardson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ignatios Souvatzis <email@example.com>
Date: 08/07/2002 23:29:08
On Wed, Aug 07, 2002 at 05:12:20PM -0400, Michael Richardson wrote:
> >>>>> "David" == David Laight <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >> I am having a doubt whether on sending between
> >> little endian and big endian machines floats have also
> >> to be converted like int (ntohl) or they are not to be
> >> converted.
> David> They will almost certainly need to be converted.
> David> In many cases reversing all the bytes will suffice,
> David> however some architectures (eg arm) use a mixed
> David> byte ordering for floats, others may use a non-standard
> David> encoding.
> I thought that float representation varried rather a lot between
> processors. The number of bits of mantissa, etc.
using XDR routines will help, if you want a ready to use solution.
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