On Thu, Jan 27, 2000 at 08:29:12AM +0100, Gigi Sullivan wrote:
> Ok, but what this means ?
> data = htonl(data);
It means the result is defined for 32 bit data *only*.
Calling some variable 'long' does not always mean it
is *machine* long -- in the htonl() (Host TO Network Long)
it is ALWAYS 32 bits.
> So my data (on alpha) will lost 4 bytes when I'll do
> htonl on it ?
Just because htonl()/ntohl() are not defined for 64-bit 'long'.
However do see how RPC's XDR handles 64-bit scalars, that should
be most educative experience in data portability over the network.
> Thx a lot :))
> bye bye
> -- gg sullivan
> Lorenzo Cavallaro `Gigi Sullivan' <firstname.lastname@example.org> -- ITALY
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