On Wed, Sep 8, 2021 at 7:46 AM Steven D'Aprano email@example.com wrote:
>>> bytes.from_int(121404708502361365413651784, 'little') # should return b'Hello world'
Really? I don't know anyone serializing strings as a "bigint" number. Did you already see such code pattern in the wild? Usually, bytes are serialized as... bytes, no? Sometimes, bytes are serialized as base64 or hexadecimal to go through into an ASCII ("7-bit") bytestream. But I don' recall any file format serializing bytes as a single large decimal number.