[fpc-pascal] Writing floating points to steams

Dennis dec12 at avidsoft.com.hk
Sat Jan 16 10:30:39 CET 2016



Sven Barth wrote:
> >>> Should writing binary floating point to a stream note that it's 
> IEEE format, just in case anybody ever tries to process it on a 
> platform that supports alternatives?
>
> >>>
> >> It would be great if storing floating point could be in IEEE, to 
> have a standard as reference.
> >
> >
> > I'm not at all sure about this, but I think I've seen something that 
> suggested that byte ordering in external representations was covered 
> by the standard.
>
> I've checked recently due to big endian problems in the Castle game 
> engine and found out that endianess isn't really covered for floating 
> points...
>
> Regards,
> Sven
>
>
Do you imply that, unlike floating point, endianess for integers are 
handled automatically by TStream?

Dennis


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