On Sat, 23 Sep 2006, Francis Cianfrocca wrote:

> On 9/22/06, ara.t.howard / noaa.gov <ara.t.howard / noaa.gov> wrote:
>>        LITTLE_ENDIAN = ([42].pack('i')[0] == 42)
>>        BIG_ENDIAN = !LITTLE_ENDIAN
>
>
> Sorry, I really can't resist this. Do you know who the big-endians and
> the little-endians are in literary history?

no.  do tell...

-a
-- 
in order to be effective truth must penetrate like an arrow - and that is
likely to hurt. -- wei wu wei