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_array_structure.byte_order

Name:
'_array_structure.byte_order'

Definition:

   The order of bytes for integer values which require more
    than 1 byte.

    (IBM PCs and compatibles, and Dec VAXs use low-byte-first
    ordered integers, whereas Hewlett Packard 700
    series, Sun-4 and Silicon Graphics use high-byte-first
    ordered integers.  Dec Alphas can produce/use either
    depending on a compiler switch.)

Type: code

Mandatory item: yes


The data value must be one of the following:


big_endian
The first byte in the byte stream of the bytes which make up an integer value is the most significant byte of an integer.

little_endian
The last byte in the byte stream of the bytes which make up an integer value is the most significant byte of an integer.

Category: array_structure