[Xcb] Endianness question

Julien Danjou julien at danjou.info
Sun Nov 30 04:22:17 PST 2008

Hi people,

I'm facing a bug in xcb-util, which is very probably caused by an
endianness issue.
For people following at home, the problem is in xcb-icccm, function

The result of xcb_get_property_value() is memcpy()'ed to a struct,
directly. The problem is, I think, that if this work well on x86 (little
endian), it totally fails on ppc (big endian) for example.

I used to think that XCB or X took care of always sending data in the
same endianness, but it seems I'm wrong.

What's the good way to fix such a issue (if I'm right that
this is the issue) ?

Julien Danjou
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