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How to make sure my image file decoder work on platforms with different endian order? use a byte reading function like this:
unsigned char ReadByte(...){
#ifdef LITTLE_ENDIAN
...
#ifdef BIG_ENDIAN
...
}
Is it enough? What about other image file decoder as IJG's JPEG decoder? Do them has such problem?

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The only what to make sure that your program works on platforms with a different endianness is to run them on a platform with different endianness.

For a ReadByte function, specifying little endian vs. big endian is pointless as bytes aren't affected by endianness.

Most image loader libraries will work on platforms with either endianness.

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Original post by SiCrane
For a ReadByte function, specifying little endian vs. big endian is pointless as bytes aren't affected by endianness.

Sorry... so it will be ReadWord or ReadDword, right?

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