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Pointers

Pointer scalars are stored using four bytes (32 bits) in little endian (default) or big endian (if the BIGENDIAN compiler directive is specified).

Little Endian (default)

When configured for little endian, the low-order byte is stored first, followed by the high-order byte. For example, an integer value of 0x12345678 is stored in memory as follows:

Address Offset +0 +1 +2 +3
Contents 0x78 0x56 0x34 0x12

Big Endian

When configured for big endian, the high-order byte is stored first, followed by the low-order byte. For example, an integer value of 0x12345678 is stored in memory as follows:

Address Offset +0 +1 +2 +3
Contents 0x12 0x34 0x56 0x78
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