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From: ori@eigenstate.org
To: 9fans@9fans.net
Subject: Re: [9fans] ntohl, htonl, &c
Date: Fri, 13 May 2022 10:22:13 -0400	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <7528AA612E26746F7C665AA5D5472930@eigenstate.org> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <13F82633F6415657513741E64A249C22@musolino.id.au>

Quoth Alex Musolino <alex@musolino.id.au>:
> > I'm getting rid of ape but I need the functions at
> > /sys/src/ape/lib/bsd/ntohl.c to port some software.  These functions
> > just change endianness.  Is there some native similar functions
> > somebody is aware of?  lookman is not helping me here.  I don't want
> > to add code if a similar functionality is already in the system.
> 
> No. Those functions are mental.  The Plan 9 way is so simple that
> there's no library, everyone just brings their own macros/functions.
> The trick is: if you care about the order of bytes then you should be
> dealing with a byte array, not a native integral type.

see also:

https://commandcenter.blogspot.com/2012/04/byte-order-fallacy.html



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  reply	other threads:[~2022-05-13 14:22 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2022-05-13 11:50 adr
2022-05-13 13:11 ` Alex Musolino
2022-05-13 14:22   ` ori [this message]
2022-05-13 15:51     ` adr
2022-05-13 16:42       ` adr
2022-05-13 21:23       ` ori
2022-05-13 22:29         ` Steve Simon
2022-05-13 22:37           ` ori
2022-05-14 10:45         ` adr

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