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FilledSmallSquare$ByteOrdering gives the native ordering of bytes in binary data on your computer system.

FilledSmallSquare Possible values of $ByteOrdering are +1 and -1.

FilledSmallSquare+1 corresponds to big endian (appropriate for 680x0 and many other processors); -1 corresponds to little endian (appropriate for x86 processors).

FilledSmallSquare+1 corresponds to having the most significant byte first; -1 to having the least significant byte first.

FilledSmallSquare+1 is the order obtained from IntegerDigits[n, 256].

FilledSmallSquare$ByteOrdering gives the default setting for the ByteOrdering option in Import and Export.

FilledSmallSquare See The Mathematica Book: Section 2.13.5.

FilledSmallSquare See also: $ProcessorType.