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Development: Little - Endian

There are two standard ways to store data larger than 8 bits: either to store it so the most significant bytes come first, or so they come last:

Value$1234
Big-endian storage12 34
Little-endian storage34 12

Both methods have advantages and disadvantages.

The Z80 is a little-endian CPU. That means that:


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