uncompressed size of .gz file

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Sep 20 14:46:35 CEST 2004


Heiko Wundram wrote:

> "All multi-byte numbers in the format described here are stored with the
> least-significant byte first (at the lower memory address)."
>
> least-significant byte first to me sounds like big-endian, doesn't it?

no.

> Or am I plain wrong on this?

yes.  plain wrong.

("little" and "big" has nothing to do with least and most; it's a reference to
a story about the best way to break an egg, by a certain jonathan swift)

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