[Fontconfig] prebuilding 32-bit caches on a 64-bit system

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.nz
Fri Jan 19 23:04:02 UTC 2018

On Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:12:00 -0500, Mike Frysinger wrote:

> there's also pdp endian, but that's probably never been tested
> anywhere, and fontconfig should just delete it.

You mean the way 32-bit integers were arranged on the PDP-11? 16-bit
integers were little-endian, but for some reason for 32-bit, the high
word was put at the lower address. So the byte numbering, instead of
going 0-1-2-3 as per usual little-endian, was 2-3-0-1.

Of course, this was purely a software convention, since the hardware
was entirely 16-bit.

Sorry, just had a flashback there to my misspent youth. Carry on...

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