[whatwg] Endianness of typed arrays

Robert O'Callahan robert at ocallahan.org
Wed Mar 28 01:41:05 PDT 2012

On Wed, Mar 28, 2012 at 9:14 PM, Charles Pritchard <chuck at jumis.com> wrote:

> When you or Robert disparage developers as a class, that is harmful.

I apologise for being careless in my language. I don't intend to cast
aspersions on developers, and I should choose my words more carefully to
make that clear.

To be clear, I believe developers choosing not to add big-endian code paths
is an eminently sensible decision. For those who try, I attach no blame for
getting those paths wrong, since it's almost impossible for anyone to get
software right without testing and there's no way to test big-endian cases.
And FWIW, I think it's very reasonable for many developers to not read
specs. There's a huge class of non-professional Web developers who have
better things to do with their time.

“You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’
But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,
that you may be children of your Father in heaven. ... If you love those
who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors
doing that? And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more
than others?" [Matthew 5:43-47]

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