> Tor Arntsen bubbles:
> > I would prefer big endian, but I have no strong objections (that means, I
> > will
> > buy the board anyway) if it ends up the other way (the DEC/Intel way vs.
> > the rest of the world.. :-) :-)
> Given a free hand, I would prefer big endian. However, I think there
> are a few compelling reasons to go little endian -- all to do with
> compatability with the Intel version. Choosing bigendian wouldn't
> make it impossible, but it does offer a whole pile extra places for
> things to go wrong. If we can make code like this work without
> problems, wrong as it is, it would be helpful:
> #ifdef linux /* linux runs on intel only */
> #define little_endian
> There are a number of places where it would be good to keep the same format
> to the bit level on all Linux architectures:
> Also, it would be nice to get the experiences of those doing 68k ports.
> I'm told they exist, but I have no references. Does anyone have names
> or addresses?
> Gotta rush,
I'm 'lurking' on the 680X0 mailing list, they seem to be going forward.
Hamish (H.I.) Macdonald (email@example.com) is the Amiga coordinator and
central source manager. He has done most of the kernel porting I think.
Arno Griffioen (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a general coordinator (coordinating who's
doing what etc.)
They certainly have to face the big/little endian problem up front..