#include <libmseed.h> int ms_bigendianhost ();
ms_bigendianhost is a run-time test of host computer byte order. It is assumed that there are only two possible byte orders: Most Significant Byte First (MSBF), i.e. big-endian, and Least Significant Byte First (LSBF), i.e. little-endian. No middle-endian schemes are accounted for.
Binary quantities in SEED are commonly big-endian, but it is not necessarily so.
ms_bigendianhost returns 1 if the host is big-endian and 0 if the host is little-endian.
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