[BitTorrent] Re: Are metainfo files (.torrent) text files ?

skybuckflying skybuck2000 at hotmail.com
Mon Nov 22 22:38:21 EST 2004

--- In BitTorrent at yahoogroups.com, antipast0 at y... wrote:
> What about "byte ordering" ?

A metainfo file consists out of "bencoded integers", "bencoded 
strings", "bencoded lists" and "bencoded dictionaries"

These data types don't have a most significant or least significant 

They work more like strings or byte streams ;)

The order of the bytes is therefore

0,1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10, etc.

Even if the complete torrent was encoding in utf8 there would be no 
byte order problems =D


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