[ogg-dev] OggPCM: support for little-endianness only?

Jean-Marc Valin jean-marc.valin at usherbrooke.ca
Wed Feb 13 18:48:31 PST 2008

Sampo Syreeni wrote:
> On 2008-02-14, Conrad Parker wrote:
>> I tend to disagree with your sentiment. The specification of any
>> format or protocol has mandatory and recommended sections (not
>> "features"); MUST and SHOULD respectively for IETF and W3C stuff.
> Then why not make the common endianness MUST and the rest of it SHOULD?
> That was my sentiment, after all...

Because "SHOULD encode using $less_common_endian" translates into "MUST
be able to *decode* $less_common_endian". Or if you meant "SHOULD be
able de decode $less_common_endian", then the spec is just plain broken.


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