Size-independent byte order swapping functions.

Poul-Henning Kamp phk at
Tue Feb 3 02:01:59 PST 2004

In message <20040203083444.GM4200 at>, Pawel Jakub Dawidek write

>I'm planning to commit this patch:

I have a hard time seeing a sensible use for these.

Endianess conversion is almost exclusively used in communications
(even if the "transmission media" is a disk), and I can't possibly
see how it can make sense to be lax about wordsize but strict about

Could you please tell us what you need these for and why you could
not use the explicitly sized families of endian functions ?

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