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    RichardRudek

    evildictaitor wrote:
    
    RichardRudek wrote:
    Others, though, may prefer them to be written with their least signicant bit on the left  - left to right style.


    That would be bizzare. We don't write numbers in left to right significantness (e.g. two-hundred and thirty-seven isn't 732) and your processor doesn't expect that for binary either.

    [RFC791] is one I came across, recently. Section 3, header ASCII art, etc ... :O
    evildictaitor wrote:
    
    Now processor word-endianness is another matter entirely...

    So I take it you subscribe to the notion of there being too many chiefs, and not enough endians, then ... Cool