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mixed ByteOrdering

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  • Subject: [mg104882] mixed ByteOrdering
  • From: sibir <martin.rommel at>
  • Date: Thu, 12 Nov 2009 06:06:11 -0500 (EST)

I have some binary files with mixed ByteOrdering. The actual data is
little endian but the metadata in the header is big endian. Is there a
clever way to swap the bytes in a short integer?
My first shot looks rather ugly:

swapBytes[b_] :=  BitOr[BitShiftLeft[BitAnd[255, b] 1, 8],
BitShiftRight[b, 8]]


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