[Proj] The trouble with grid datum correction files
Gerald I. Evenden
geraldi.evenden at gmail.com
Sun Jul 5 09:26:58 EST 2009
On Sunday 05 July 2009 9:29:26 am Glynn Clements wrote:
> Christopher Hunt wrote:
> > 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.
> I guess that you're not familiar with Windows ;)
LOL. Very good.
> Microsoft even invented UCS2-LE (all of the standard Unicode formats
> are big-endian) so that it could read text files directly into memory
> without any deserialisation.
> The biggest factor in favour of big-endian formats is the dominance of
> little-endian architectures: if you forget to deal with endianness
> issues, you'll find out sooner rather than later.
A corollary seems to be that you must first cut a finger with saw before
being allowed to use the saw.
The whole religious complexion of the modern world is due
to the absence from Jerusalem of a lunatic asylum.
-- Havelock Ellis (1859-1939) British psychologist
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