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$ByteOrdering

$ByteOrdering
gives the native ordering of bytes in binary data on your computer system.
  • +1 corresponds to big endian (appropriate for 680x0 and many other processors); -1 corresponds to little endian (appropriate for x86 processors).
  • +1 corresponds to having the most significant byte first; -1 to having the least significant byte first.
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