[Proj] The trouble with grid datum correction files

strebe strebe at aol.com
Sat Jul 4 21:11:38 EST 2009

I advise revising that expectation. There is no such standard or convention in the broader context of computer science. Indeed, the Shapefile specification, for an example directly relevant to this list, even mixes big- and little endian byte sex within the format. Graphic image formats such as TIFF allow the TIFF writer to specify which endian. Many other binary formats are exclusively little endian because of their development and propagation on the i86 platform.

— daan Strebe

On Jul 4, 2009, at 4:27:25 PM, "Christopher Hunt" <huntc at mac.com> wrote:
Hi there,

I do not claim to fully understand the context of the issue here, but 
as a software developer I have an expectation for portable binary data 
to be presented in big endian form. My expectation is derived from the 
big endian nature of data in binary network protocols (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endian#Endianness_in_networking 

Kind regards,

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