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