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Writing bytes to stdout reverses the bytes

On Mon, Aug 20, 2018 at 11:12 AM, Grant Edwards
<grant.b.edwards at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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...

It's dumping sixteen-bit units in correct order.