NUXI problem

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NUXI problem

/nuk'see pro'bl*m/ n. Refers to the problem of transferring data between machines with differing byte-order. The string `UNIX' might look like `NUXI' on a machine with a different `byte sex' (e.g., when transferring data from a little-endian to a big-endian, or vice-versa). See also middle-endian, swab, and bytesexual.
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NUXI problem definition

data, architecture
/nuk'see pro'bl*m/ The problem of transferring data between computers with differing byte order. The string "Unix" might look like "NUXI" on a machine with a different "byte sex" (e.g. when transferring data from a little-endian to a big-endian, or vice-versa).
See also middle-endian, swab, and bytesexual.
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(2001-06-12)
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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