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Endianness at bit level

I am learning the union and struct and I wrote the code below. What I do not understand is why the output is different when I change from a little endian to a big endian machine. My understanding is ...
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What is the advantage of little endian format?

Intel processors (and maybe some others) use the little endian format for storage. I always wonder why someone would want to store the bytes in reverse order. Does this format have any advantages ...
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Can I safely ignore byte order in networking?

I am developing a server-client application where the client will run on Windows and the server probably on Linux. Maybe I'll later port the client over to Mac and Linux, but not yet. All home-...
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Regarding little endian and big endian conversion

I have a query regarding big endian and little endian. Basically the conversion is used to reverse the byte order in memory . When we need to do the conversion, do we need convert each and every ...