Re: sockets: htonl question
On Jul 23, 12:16 pm, Tom Impelluso <impel...@attila.sdsu.edu> wrote:
I am aware of the need for ntohl and htonl.
I am aware of Beej's (Brian "Beej Jorgensen" Hall) implementation:http://=
Yet, I devised my own kludge:
uint32_t data, data1;
i =read(descriptor, (char *) &data, sizeof(uint32_t));
data1 = ntohl(data);
num1 = *(float*) ( &data1);
This works for me; always has!
Now, mind you, I have done scientific coding.
And in an enviroment with extremley well-behaved floats,
where round-off has never been an issue.
And very little exceptions....
Why does my simpler implementation work?
What problems could it cause?
Friends have advised me to use Jorgensen, but I do not see the need.
(I also have not gotten it to work)
Sockets are technically off-topic here (cf. <http://www.parashift.com/c
<OT>I think "Beej" addresses your question as to why in section 6.4
bgnet.html#serialization> when he mentions different binary formats
for floating point numbers.</OT>
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