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IEEE binary floating point data endianness?

kencclarkkencclark Posts: 1Member
I have a binary file of floating point data which was created by a program running on an Intel x86 machine, and I need to read it by a program running on a PowerPC machine. Do I have to do little endian to big endian byte swapping? I've read through (briefly) the IEEE Standary for Binary Floating Point Arithmetic, and I can't find any reference to endianness in the binary representation of floating point data...

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  • tsagldtsagld Posts: 621Member
    : I have a binary file of floating point data which was created by a program running on an Intel x86 machine, and I need to read it by a program running on a PowerPC machine. Do I have to do little endian to big endian byte swapping? I've read through (briefly) the IEEE Standary for Binary Floating Point Arithmetic, and I can't find any reference to endianness in the binary representation of floating point data...
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    As far as I know, floating point numbers do not have different formats across processors.

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    Eric Goldstein
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