[futurebasic] Re: Mac Number conversion (LSB/MSB)

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From: tedd <sperling@...>
Date: Mon, 8 Dec 1997 09:23:00 -0500
>Heres one for the thinkers...I need a couple of functions (my brains in a
>fog lately...).
>I am reading a file which has binary numbers stored in LSB/MSB format so
>some bytes read in will look like this :
>73 0 0 0 27 01 0 0
>Those are basically TWO longs. The first is 73 0 0 0 (LSB->MSB) and then 27
>01 0 0 is the second one. If memory serves right, the Mac stores in MSB/LSB.
>I just bet someone has a real fast efficient way of turing those digits
>around (they are in binary in the file). If I was still in Z80, I'd do a
>rotate thru the carry. I'm not.
>But I have a lot of processing to do with longs and words stored in this
>Mel Patrick - theWabbitGuy - mel@...



Unless there is something that I'm not understanding, I would leave them
where they are and do my processing accordingly. For what reason do you
need to turn them around?


tedd f. sperling                       <mailto:sperling@...>