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Unformatted text preview: by the monarchs of Blefuscu; and when they were quelled, the exiles always fled for refuge to that empire. It is computed that eleven thousand persons have at several times suffered death, rather than submit to break their eggs at the smaller end. Many hundred large volumes have been published upon this controversy: but the books of the Big-endians have been long forbidden, and the whole party rendered incapable by law of holding employments. In his day, Swift was satirizing the continued conflicts between England (Lilliput) and France (Blefuscu). Danny Cohen, an early pioneer in networking protocols, first applied these terms to refer to byte ordering [16], and the terminology has been widely adopted. End Aside. For most application programmers, the byte orderings used by their machines are totally invisible. Programs compiled for either class of machine give identical results. At times, however, byte ordering becomes an issue. The first is when binary data is communicated over a network between different machines. A common problem is for data pro...
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This note was uploaded on 09/02/2010 for the course ELECTRICAL 360 taught by Professor Schultz during the Spring '10 term at BYU.

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