Efficiently importing/export GMP floats

Vincent Lefevre vincent at vinc17.net
Thu Jan 20 13:32:36 CET 2011

On 2011-01-19 20:13:05 +0100, Torbjorn Granlund wrote:
>   > * "Network byte order" should be used, i.e., most significant byte first.
>    Do you have a practical example of why it is better?
> It is not "better" in a way that allows one to produce an example.  It
> is the standard external byte order since epoch.  Of course, standards
> are ust standards, so if there are good reasons, one may choose to
> deviate from them.

Well, what you call the "most significant byte" depends on the
topology. :) If an integer is seen as an element of Z_2, you may
want to consider a different byte order.

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