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- Subject: Re: opening a file in binary mode
- From: Lenny Palozzi <lenny.palozzi@...>
- Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2001 09:47:31 -0500
On Wed, Mar 21, 2001 at 05:03:54AM +0100, Edgar Toernig wrote:
> And in what flavor do you want your numbers written? Bytes? Words? Long
> words? Floats? Doubles? In what endian (little/big) or format (ieee floats,
> BCD, ...). It's really not that easy. Standard Lua only supports simple
> bytes via strchar() or format("%c").
I would have the numbers written as to whatever the Lua Number type is in the host program, the endianess to whatever my system is. I was thinking that Lua could atleast do that.
As for customizing the output, the endianess for example, I would expect that the programmer would have to do that in C.
A binary file IO library is starting to sound like a good idea...
Thanks for the help.