Subject: Re: xdr_float.c?
To: Noriyuki Soda <>
From: Bill Studenmund <skippy@macro.Stanford.EDU>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 03/31/1999 10:58:50
On Thu, 1 Apr 1999, Noriyuki Soda wrote:

> > However, this still raises the interesing question of whether endian-ness
> > even belongs in MACHINE_ARCH.  Obviously for some processors endian-ness
> > is determined by MACHINE_ARCH, so besides Mips and Hitachi, what other
> > processors can run in big or little endian modes?
> I've heard that all powerpc platforms can execute big endian kernel,
> thus powerpc on NetBSD is always big endian.
> There is no bi-endian platform other than above.

So far. I think we should leave the door open for little endian ppc ports.
While I'd think it's sick, I wouldn't want our decision now to make
someone decide agailst NetBSD later on. :-)

Take care,