Could anybody tell me if they know of any tricks with pointers or any functions in standard libraries that would allow me to do this:
I am interfacing with a piece of hardware that returns the 64 bits of a double precision value as an array of 8 bytes. These correspond to the 64 bits used for a double precision number. Other than resorting to using the equation (such as in wikipedia) to generate this value, I was hoping I could directly allocate these bytes to a pointer to double but so far I haven't found a way to do this. Is it possible?