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Re: Q: IDL and endianness issues

> Ossi Vaananen wrote:
> > Hi!
> >
> > Let's say I have a binary file with known structure, and
> > the file is written on a little-endian machine. Then I want
> > to read it again on a big-endian machine. How do I do it?
> >
> > If endianness was no problem, I could do this simply by
> > creating a structure with contents that match the alignment
> > of the different data types in the binary file, and then
> > read data to it from the file with READU.
> >
> > In Matlab, files can be opened with the endianness of the
> > file explicitly given as an argument to fopen. In IDL manuals
> > I saw no reference to such a feature in IDL.
> >
> > The question is, does there exist a built-in feature in IDL
> > that somehow allows endianness-specified file I/O?

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