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What is the difference between little endian and big endian?

Explanation

  • Big Endian and little Endian are used to describe the order in which sequence of bytes are stored in a memory.

Big Endian:

  • Here, the “big end” (most significant value in the sequence) is stored on the lowest storage address.
  • For e. g. , in storing 1234 first 12 is stored at some address and then 34 is stored on next memory address.

Little Endian:

  • Here, the “little end” (lowest significant value in the sequence) is stored on the lowest storage address.
  • For e. g. , in storing 1234 first 34 gets stored at some address and then 12 is stored on next address.

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