[Libre-soc-bugs] [Bug 238] POWER Compressed Formal Standard writeup

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Mon Nov 23 22:19:26 GMT 2020


--- Comment #75 from Luke Kenneth Casson Leighton <lkcl at lkcl.net> ---
(In reply to Alexandre Oliva from comment #73)
> re: comment 71
> the diagram represents exactly what I propose, thanks.

i like diagrams. actually, i typically only grasp complex concepts after seeing
them expressed in 2 different ways.

anyway.  next on the TODO list, i afded that to the same wiki page (further

> the only catch is that I'm not sure about the byte order in BE and LE
> encodings (I read somewhere that it's not quite as obvious as the terms
> suggest), so instead of bytes 0 through 3, I'd have labeled them MmlL, M
> standing for most significant, L for least significant.

ngggh welcome to POWER :) the industry-standard term you are looking for is, i
believe, called "MSB0".  there's a wikipedia page which describes it.

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