Subject: Re: xdr_float.c?
To: Bill Sommerfeld <>
From: Eduardo E. Horvath <>
List: tech-toolchain
Date: 04/01/1999 10:06:15
On Wed, 31 Mar 1999, Bill Sommerfeld 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?
> > 
> > IA-64.  Forthcoming (i386) applications must prepare for bi-endianness.
> I believe that certain models of PA-RISC processors can run bi-endian,
> though I don't believe any little-endian PA systems have been built..

Since we're adding to the list sparc64 can switch endianness by page or
individual access, a feature I have already had uses for.  

Eduardo Horvath
	"I need to find a pithy new quote." -- me