Hex numbers

Harvey Thomas hst at empolis.co.uk
Thu Jan 23 11:16:37 CET 2003


Petri Järvinen wrote:
> Hi, I assume that this is a FAQ-question, but I didn't find a 
> solution.
> 
> I have a string '0xff00ff' and I want to store it as a hex-number not 
> string.
> 
> Is that possible? I know that I can write to Python shell hexnumbers
> like:
> > a = 0xff00ff
> > a
> 16711953
> > hex(a)
> > '0xff00ff'
> 
> What's the trick?
> (I think it should not be possible as hex-is only a representation of 
> integer-object.
> 
> Second question.
> 
> Has anyone ran in to the problem above when using Python interface to 
> GDCChart?
> 
> - Petri Järvinen
> -- 

a = '0xff00ff'
print int(a, 16)
16711953

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