> > One addition I would personally like to see (it comes up in my apps
> > code) is the ability to detect wheather the server is big endian or
> > little endian.  When using binary cursors this is necessary in order to
> > read int data.
> Actually, my hope is to eliminate that business entirely by
> standardizing the on-the-wire representation for binary data; note the
> reference to send/receive routines in the original message.  For integer
> data this is simple enough: network byte order will be it.  I'm not sure
> yet what to do about float data.

Is that something that the 'XDR' spec deals with?  (Thinking back to 3rd
year networking unit)...


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