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Re^5: Using pack to evaluate text strings as hexadecimal valuesby BrowserUk (Pope)
|on Mar 22, 2011 at 12:22 UTC||Need Help??|
It doesn't give me a single format string that I can use to convert back and forth between "records" and "fields".
The "problem" is that you cannot have a single conversion that produces binary numeric data for internal math use, and also produces asciified hex string for display purposes.
It's the same as asking for a single printf format that will display an number as decimal and hex. It cannot be done.
And another for unpack a record for display purposes:
There is simply no way to implement a single template that would server both purposes.
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