1993.08.17 13:54 "Re: byte swapping 16- and 32-bit data", by Quincey Koziol
Yes, yes, yes! As we have discovered with development of the HDF file format, handling the machine independant parts in the library makes life _SO_ much easier for end-users. I vote heartily to retain this feature (I will even provide code from the HDF library to perform these operations efficiently for _many_ different platforms).
Actually, machine independence, and the fact that I don't need to worry about byte swapping is one of the big advantages in my mind to using the tiff library. Although I wouldn't mind if you added the no byte swap as an option for cases were efficiency is the primary concern, I would not be happy if I had to add byte swapping to all my tiff code.