Converting binaty to ascii
secchi at sssup.it
Thu Feb 19 09:48:13 CET 2004
On Wed, 18 Feb 2004 23:49:10 -0800
Tim Roberts <timr at probo.com> wrote:
> Angelo Secchi <secchi at sssup.it> wrote:
> >Any suggestions on what is the right approach to solve the problem of
> >converting a database in binary format to an ASCII format?
> That's not nearly enough information. What kind of database? Some
> proprietary thing, or something more-or-less standard? Does it have
> fields? Can you describe them? What do you want the resulting file
> to looks like?
Actually I think is more-or-less standard. The only detailed info I have
is a so called "tracciato record" (may be "record track" in English)
in which there is a precise description of "what is where" and how
long (I do not know precisely the unit of measure...sorry for my
ignorance) the field is but no info about format.
I was trying to use the struct module but it was not clear to me how to
do that (suggestion where I can find more help and may be examples on
> Give us details and I'm sure someone will be happy to help you with
> - Tim Roberts, timr at probo.com
> Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.
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