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1993.10.25 16:18 "little endian question", by Richard Rogers
1993.10.25 17:38 "Re: little endian question", by Sam Leffler

1993.10.25 17:38 "Re: little endian question", by Sam Leffler

Is there a way to force the creation of a little endian file on a big endian machine? I looked through the code and found the swap for reading, but not writing.

No.

I am running the 3.30beta version on an IBM RS/6000 Model 320 under AIX version 3.2.3e.

I've been writing out some rasterized plot files and found three COMMERCIAL tiff display programs that failed to read big endian files... unbeleivable.

The spec is very clear that readers must handle both big and little endian byte orders. It would be interesting to know which packages wrongly claim to support TIFF.

Sam