Having two possible endianness options _will_ cause problems and hours
of lost work, since 50% of all users will get it wrong at least once.
And fixing bugs between keyboard and chair is not a fun job. :)
On the other hand, most filesystem data will be read more than once,
so performance does matter, at least a little.
> I'm not necessarily saying that that it's not a bug, just suggesting
> an explaination.
It is not a bug, it is a tradeoff. Do you want to waste time accessing
the filesystem or fixing so-called bugs and educating the users?
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