[Spread-users] byte-order/endiness for payload

Alec H. Peterson alec.peterson at messagesystems.com
Mon May 11 20:07:57 EDT 2009

Hi Joseph,

On May 11, 2009, at 17:02, Joseph VanAndel wrote:

> What techniques do spread users use to handle byte-order and alignment
> issues for messages sent via spread?
> For example, if I'm sending a set of parameters
> struct example {
>     int param1;
>     int param2;
>     float f1;
>     float f2;
> };
> from one computer to another computer with different byte order and/or
> alignment, I can't simply send the byte representation of the  
> structure.
> For integers, I could use the htohl() calls, but there is no standard
> implementation (that I know of) for network byte order for floats or
> doubles.  I could also use Sun's xdr or send the parameters using XML.
> Any other suggestions?

If you aren't worried about wasting a bit of space you can just put  
them in as string buffers.


Alec H. Peterson - alec.peterson at messagesystems.com
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Director of Technical Services
Message Systems, Inc.

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