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by mrbbking (Hermit)
on Dec 13, 2001 at 18:06 UTC ( #131615=user: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

Wow. I go away for like a year or something and I come back a Hermit. I thought it was 'cause I'd been so quiet, which would have been funnier than the actual reason.

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[jdporter]: one prog I have has a UI which allows to input a bit mask
[jdporter]: currently it expects the bitmask to be in the form of a hex number, e.g. 0x0101
[jdporter]: but I'd like to let the user specify it as individual bits, i.e. 0b0000000100000001
[jdporter]: there is no bit/binary equivalent of hex, right?
[jdporter]: I guess that the most direct way of doing it is with some magical incantation involving unpack or whatever
[jdporter]: let me google that for me ;-)
[jdporter]: hex points explicitly to oct, which does the job. :-D

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