[Proj] The trouble with grid datum correction files

Christopher Hunt huntc at mac.com
Sun Jul 5 18:10:45 EST 2009

Hi Evan et. al.,

What I am trying to state here is that IF you are in a position to  
prescribe the binary format of a file then prescribing big endian is  
reasonable where there is nothing else declaring the endianess.  
Furthermore whether the data is being streamed from a file or a  
network socket should be irrelevant.

However it appears that you are not in a position to prescribe the  
format of the data so I suppose my message is mute. :-)

Kind regards,

On 05/07/2009, at 9:27 AM, Christopher Hunt 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,
> Christopher

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