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January 11, 2013
[Issue 9296] New: LITTLE_ENDIAN and BIG_ENDIAN are always defined on Linux
http://d.puremagic.com/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=9296

          Summary: LITTLE_ENDIAN and BIG_ENDIAN are always defined on
                   Linux
          Product: D
          Version: D1 & D2
         Platform: All
       OS/Version: All
           Status: NEW
         Severity: normal
         Priority: P2
        Component: DMD
       AssignedTo: nobody@puremagic.com
       ReportedBy: kai@redstar.de


--- Comment #0 from kai@redstar.de 2013-01-11 12:49:09 PST ---
On a Linux system with a recent glibc both LITTLE_ENDIAN and BIG_ENDIAN are
always(!) defined. The definition is in include file <endian.h> which is
included by many other, including <stdlib.h>.

Therefore use of #if LITTLE_ENDIAN in dmd source works only by coincidence.

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