Re: endianness (was: Observability of NaN distinctions — is this a concern?)

Andreas Rossberg rossberg at
Wed Apr 3 02:40:43 PDT 2013

On 28 March 2013 21:42, Mark S. Miller <erights at> wrote:
> "prohibitively" depends on your tolerance. Modern machines can usually do
> register-to-register byte order reversal rather speedily. Which big endian
> machines do you have in mind?

For WebGL, which expects native endianness on its end, you'll have to
convert whole arrays, not just single values. AFAICS, that would be
costly enough to basically make WebGL useless on these platforms.


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