Big endian vs little endian
Posted Mar 6, 2007 9:03 UTC (Tue) by xoddam
In reply to: Big endian vs little endian
Parent article: How an Accident of Hardware Design Encouraged Open Source (O'ReillyNet)
> (big-endian) is much easier for humans to visualize and talk about.
For "humans", substitute "people who use big-endian representations in their everyday written language" and you'll be correct. Numbers are little-endian in written Arabic and some other languages.
There is a totally inconsistent exception for *telephone* numbers. A telephone number is a sequence of digits, written from left to right *even in Arabic*.
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