> On Wed, 8 May 1996 06:20:31 +0200 (MET DST), email@example.com wrote:
> > PS: Little endian sucks.
> I'd be interested in your quantifiable reasons behind that, if you
> don't mind...
Big endian machines are far more aggressive against software problem like
interchanging pointers to integer objects of different size. On a big
endian machine such problems are quite visible while on a little endian
machine the problem is pretty invisible.
And of course because we intended to create only one new UNIX/Linux flavour,
not two. Having two doesn't even buy us something - one of both is
superfluous. With respect to existing Unices for MIPSes I say this is the
little endian flavour.