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Re: wkb endian usage?
Posted by: Ulf Küßner
Date: October 21, 2005 11:26AM

Hi Francesco,
I noted my error after the post, but I thought as long as I don't point at it, noone else would ;) In fact, the first bit was ignored in mysql, but a patch is pending/ commited for it.

In Java5, you can simply use the Long, Double wrapper classes to get a hex representation of the rsp. decimal value.
with Long.reverseBytes(long i) you can reverse the bytes.

try this:

// Little Endian representation on 1.0
Long little_endian_one = 0x000000000000F03FL;
// convert to big endian
Long conv_endian = Long.reverseBytes(little_endian_one);
System.out.println("converted to big Endian:" + Long.toString(conv_endian, 16));
// print a double representation
System.out.println("with endian conversion:" + Double.longBitsToDouble(conv_endian));
System.out.println("without endian conversion:" + Double.longBitsToDouble(little_endian_one));

it should output
converted to big Endian:3ff0000000000000
with endian conversion:1.0
without endian conversion:3.03865E-319

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