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The Weird and The Wonderful forum is a place to post Coding Horrors, Worst Practices, and the occasional flash of brilliance.

We all come across code that simply boggles the mind. Lazy kludges, embarrassing mistakes, horrid workarounds and developers just not quite getting it. And then somedays we come across - or write - the truly sublime.

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You can use big words all you like, but either 'CMD ' is endian sensitive, i.e. it is the byte stream 'C', 'M', 'D', ' ' on one system and ' ', 'D', 'M', 'C' on another, or it isn't, i.e. it's always 'C', 'M', 'D', ' ' and therefore maps to a different integer.

In the first case, *recv won't be correct because the byte stream you're checking for is always the same, but the code in the original example would be, because it manually makes the integer in the big-endian manner, and that will be the value that the constant has if it switches the byte order. And if not, *recv will be correct, even if the integer interpretation of that value will be different.

There is one good argument you could have deployed, which is that the standard doesn't actually define whether a multi character constant refers to byte order or integer value. But if it has a consistent meaning in real world compilers, that doesn't really matter.
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