Big endian and Little Endian?
Posted on 2006-11-16
I am confused with the words Big endian and little endian.I know they are related to the processor type and they read the bits in different order.I wrote a program to find the machine is big endian or little endian and when i compiled the code on solaris using cc compiler,my output was big endian and when i compiled the same code on Turbo C on windows the output was little endian.
My exact question is
1) Wether the endianess depends upon the processor type or the platform type i,e OS type.
2) Which type is intel processor and motorola processor?