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    SubjectRe: linux-next: build warning in Linus'tree

    On Tue, 25 May 2010, Andrew Morton wrote:
    > > I suspect fixing this entails moving all endian tests to #if __BYTE_ORDER ...
    > > and then always define both __LITTLE_ENDIAN and __BIG_ENDIAN
    > Yes we can't define __LITTLE_ENDIAN to anything on big-endian without
    > breaking lots of other things.

    Indeed. The whole glibc thing of doing

    # if __BYTE_ORDER == __BIG_ENDIAN

    (see "grep ENDIAN /usr/include/*") is a f*cking idiotic. It is way less
    readable, and insane to do. I guess it's some traditional unix disease.

    The way to do it in Linux is to just do

    #ifdef __{BIG,LITTLE}_ENDIAN

    which is a lot more readable.

    If anybody wants to change that, they still shouldn't change it to the
    idiotic glibc model. If you want it to be more readable, maybe somebody


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