Richard Sharpe sharpe at
Thu Mar 16 04:03:53 GMT 2000

At 01:04 PM 3/16/00 +1100, Steve Langasek wrote:
>On Thu, 16 Mar 2000, John E. Malmberg wrote:
>> OpenVMS uses the words in Intel order.  I do not know about the different
>> UNIX based operating systems that run on it.
>I wasn't aware that the Alpha was bi-endian:  I'd never heard anything to the
>effect that it worked in anything *other* than intel order.  (It's definitely
>big-endian under Linux and NT, and OpenVMS as well.)

Hmmm, that is interesting, I always thought that because of the legacy of
the PDP 11 and VAX, which were both Little-Indians, Alpha was also a

>MIPS, OTOH, tends to be rather unpredictable.
>Steve Langasek
>postmodern programmer

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