Talk:most significant byte

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Shouldn't this be most significant bit given that a byte is a sequence of bits? --Hekaheka 23:13, 24 February 2010 (UTC)

Took it back. Both "bit" and "byte" usages seem to exist. --Hekaheka 23:18, 24 February 2010 (UTC)
Most significant byte does make sense and is a common term. little-endian and big-endian are related to the significance of bytes (not bits). However, the example in our definition is wrong ("the number 34 the 3 in the tens position is more significant than the 4 in the ones position"), because it refers to the most significant bit and not the byte. I will fix it. Equinox 23:19, 24 February 2010 (UTC)