[linux-audio-user] Re: [linux-audio-dev] [ANN] netjack-0.9rc1

Paul Davis paul at linuxaudiosystems.com
Mon Mar 13 17:25:04 EST 2006


On Mon, 2006-03-13 at 23:10 +0100, fons adriaensen wrote:
> On Mon, Mar 13, 2006 at 10:21:39PM +0100, torbenh at gmx.de wrote:
> 
> > On Sun, Mar 12, 2006 at 03:50:26PM -0500, Lee Revell wrote:
> >
> > > Why do you use big-endian on the wire, requiring a double swap for x86
> > > <-> x86?  Wouldn't LE make more sense, especially as PPC Macs become
> > > unavailable?
> > 
> > well i am not in a position to redefine ntohl and htonl.
> 
> Is it true on the common platforms that using ntohl and htonl on
> floats will always result in compatible data on the wire or in a
> file ? In other words, are floats byte-swapped consistently w.r.t.
> the Intel format on all big-endian systems ?

network byte order was defined to be big-endian in the early 1980s.
those two functions create big-endian 32 bit representations regardless
of the host platform.

--p




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