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Endianness of ur own Machine !!!

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    batman.pratik New Member

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    Q. Write a program to identify the endianness of the machine you are working on.

    Can anyone please tell me how to do it !!!
     
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    Here is the code.
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    bool is_bigendian()
    {
    	int i = 1;
    	char *ptr = (char*)&i;	// Assign into 1 byte pointer
    	return (*ptr == 0);	// Check if the 1 Byte is not having the value 1 which is assigned
    }
     
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    batman.pratik New Member

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    Sorry, couldn't get that. Will u plz explain it properly. !!!
     
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    Its a couple of lines of code where each line is well explained.
     

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