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Out of little endian or big endian Which one is better ?

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Out of little endian or big endian Which one is better ?
posted May 20, 2014 by Balwinder

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The term little and big endian came from Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. Two groups could not agree by which end a egg should be opened -a-the little or the big. Just like the egg issue, there is no technological reason to choose one byte ordering convention over the other, hence the arguments degenerate into bickering about sociopolitical issues. As long as one of the conventions is selected and adhered to consistently, the choice is arbitrary.

answer May 21, 2014 by Swati Arora
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