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  1. #1
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    Aug 2005

    Endianess article!

    Read this little definition...

    Converting data between the two systems is sometimes referred to as the NUXI problem. Imagine the word UNIX stored in two 2-byte words. In a Big-Endian systems, it would be stored as UNIX. In a little-endian system, it would be stored as NUXI.
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  2. #2
    Yes this is correct. I don't get your question really.

    Different processors (SPARC, Intel 86) have different architectures.
    Some systems may not even have not have 8 bit bytes. Older Data General mainframes have 12 bit bytes.

  3. #3
    Actually, the NUXI syndrome only(?) occurs with 16-bit machines, 32-bit big-endian systems would store UNIX as XINU. If you consider character storage, big-endian seems more logical, but if you consider the addressing of the least significant byte in the system little-endian has the "correct" answer.

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