Big or little endian

Q: Big or little endian, which is best?

A: The answer depends on what level you are focusing on:

At the core of the problem is that:

Assuming you have this in the memory (dumped LTR):

0 1 2 3 4 5
513 "a" "b" "c" "d"
Which of course also can be dumped RTL
5 4 3 2 1 0
"d" "c" "b" "a" 513


Anyone focusing on the text will prefer LTR and big-endian.

Anyone focusing on the bit-order of the number will prefer RTL and little-endian.