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Byte swapped strings
« on: September 11, 2007, 03:08:22 PM »
Hi All,

I have a cross platform program that is reading in binary data. Works on OS X PPC and Intel (although Intel is through Rosetta AFAIK), but on Windows the strings are coming out byte swapped. "Hello" shows up as "llhe o" for example.

I took this project over from another developer and did not get a Makefile. Old versions of the binary work. I think this is a compiler flag issue. I've scanned the documentation but did not find anything that seemed relevant other than -N26 and -N27 which did not seem to change anything. Any hints greatly appreciated.


« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 03:39:03 PM by mankoff »

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Re: Byte swapped strings
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2007, 07:25:44 PM »
When equivalencing data-types within Windows, the bytes do not always line up, so I use the RtlMoveMemory Windows API to swap the bytes around. It is also useful for moving non-standard numerical lengths, such as 3-byte integers into 4-byte integer fields, and vice-versa.

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