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Why does little endianness exist again?

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  • 4
    Guess the same reason left-hand drive exists.
  • 8
    Humans are dumb and could not agree on one thing as usual
  • 3
    Purely so I could some decades later make a coded reference to a pair of complete jackass "architects" from IBM as "big endian" and "little endian."
  • 2
    https://kernelnewbies.org/EndianIss...

    I'm not sure if it was in LWN but my brain thinks it has seen recently a discussion about endian... But brain is currently pissed and doesn't provide more details
  • 1
    I guess due to lack of a global standard?
    Alice drew a red circle and Bob drew a blue one on the other side of the world. Both circles are equally good, so why bother standardizing the color..?

    Just a guess :)
  • 1
    Because Intel made their stuff like that a billion years ago and then it stuck and we have to drag around legacy shit in pc computing ever since
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  • 1
    The little endian that couldn't.

    Just be glad that isn't Ten Little Endians...

    Is endian going to get banned as a word in tech?
  • 4
    Endian is a minecraft nationality, a person who was born in the end world (the one with the final boss dragon)
  • 4
    I’m surprised some people haven’t called it racist against Indians yet.
  • 0
    @Demolishun you should always #rememberreach and #rememberthetenlittleindiansboys 😭
  • 2
    @frogstair not agreing is not a dumb thing :) Truth is born in an argument. If everyone agreed with others, the world's progress would either freeze or be slow af. Evolution might be faster than that.
  • 0
    The question is: Will Apple choose big or little endian when going to arm? And will Apple tout their endianess as some new feature they created?
  • 0
    I want to make up a story about how the 4004 relied on endianess to calculate the matrices calculations for rocket nozzle control. Was critical to make it to the moon. But multiple bytes weren't even a thing then... I can't even remember which processor was needed to make this happen.
  • 0
    @Demolishun The big IRQ01 endian 😉
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