How do I convert characters into integers?

Scott David Daniels Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org
Thu Dec 16 02:09:07 CET 2004


Markus Zeindl wrote:
> Hello,
> 
> I want to write a simple encrypter, but I've got a problem:
> How can I convert characters into integers?....


Check this out, you'll like it even more than ord/chr:
     import array

     def mangle(message):
         a = array.array('B')
         a.fromstring(message)
         for i in range(len(a)):
             a[i] += 1
         return a.tostring()

     print mangle('Hello, Harry')


-Scott David Daniels
Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org



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