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Could someone explain what is little and big endian and what is it used for?
asked Feb 5, 2016 in Electro-Communication by T.PRATHIBA (181 points)
edited Feb 5, 2016 by T.PRATHIBA | 56 views
which programming ? c,c++,java ?

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Little Endian & Big Endian are examples of Endianness.

Endianness differ from machine to machine with different architectures.

Say for example you have a number 250 , where we have 2 in hundreds place and 0 in ones place,

In case of machines following Big Endian number 250  which has 2 in hundreds place is stored in a memory location with smallest address.

At the same time in case of Little Endian , same number 250 , "2" is saved in memory location with highest memory !

We can find endianness of machine using a C program. 

Hope you are clear about what endian is all about 

answered Feb 6, 2016 by ppk (434 points)