A little diddy about binary file formats

@APARNA: Thanks!

Hi Romi, unfortunately I’m not that familiar with how structs are laid out on different machines. I assume that they’d be allocated in order [first bytes go to int a; next set of bytes go to int b;] but on a big or little-endian system, the order of the bytes within int a and int b could change.

Cool article. I have a little software business near Redmond, Wa. I was looking up how to recover a corrupted FLA. I don’t recall how I got to this page. The wonders of the internet. Anyway, this was a refreshing little article. Thanks.


I have a question that is a little bit related with the article, and maybe you have some literature to recommended me about.
I have to write about the problems that this operation:

with struct like that, where I know the size but never the concrete fields that will contain, could be arrays, chars or integers:

int a;
int b;
The problem is that it will not be portable into another arquitecture, now I’m in Linux,but I should explain what will happen if I change to use it in another machine. The thing is that i don’t know where to look for explain properly the problem
Maybe you could recommended me where to look because i need to do it in a formal way.
Thanks in advance :slight_smile:

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