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Writing bytes to stdout reverses the bytes

On 2018-08-20, Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> On Mon, 20 Aug 2018 00:31:35 +0000, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
>> When I write bytes to stdout, why are they reversed?
> Answer: they aren't, use hexdump -C.

One might think that dumping out bytes in the correct order ought to
be the default format for hexdump.  Dog only know why the actual
default format was chosen.  If it was 16-bit values in _octal_ you
could at least blame the PDP-11 heritage of Unix...