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    SubjectRe: ARMS WAVING!!! Proposal to fix /proc dainbrammage.
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    Hans Lermen <lermen@elserv.ffm.fgan.de> writes:

    > right, and to note: the people who invented our number scheme, the Arabs,

    Indians. (Well, some of those Hindus living in the Indian subcontinent
    at the time.) It went from there to the Middle East, and from there to
    Europe - and the Europeans of the time assumed that the system was
    Arabic. (Disclaimer: IANAHistorian.)

    > are writing from R->L. So the 'natural' endianess is the little one;-)

    At the time they wrote from L->R. Big-endian. ;)

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