[Vm-dev] Byte order in Cog ImageSegments

Matthew Fulmer tapplek at gmail.com
Sat Apr 16 21:43:27 UTC 2011

On Sat, Apr 16, 2011 at 05:34:59PM -0400, Matthew Fulmer wrote:
> I discovered a bug in cobalt today due to the float-endianness
> of ImageSegments made in cog vs interpreter:
> http://croquet-src-01.oit.duke.edu/mantis/view.php?id=503
> Is there a way to detect the platform endianness, so we can, in
> the future, add metadata about that to ImageSegments, and then
> byte-swap them if needed?
> Failing that, I guess we could add a constant float to the image
> segment, and test whether it unpacks as byte-swapped or not

Thinking about it, I guess this should be fixed in the
ImageSegment post-loader, rather than in cobalt

Matthew Fulmer (a.k.a. Tapple)

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