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Endianness and Addressing

The subject of endianness, or byte order, is rarely fully explained in the context of mixed-endian environments. This chapter explains the various issues involved in endianness as it relates to PCI on PowerPC-based and Intel-based Macintosh hardware.

Contents:

What is Endianness?
Byte-Invariant Addressing vs. Data Structure Order
Natural Byte Order and Preserving Byte Invariant Addressing
Data Structure Order
Working With Addresses




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Last updated: 2006-04-04




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