bit operations with python?
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Nov 5 06:44:59 CET 2004
"Erik Max Francis" <max at alcyone.com> wrote in message
news:418AF094.200B96C4 at alcyone.com...
> Jason wrote:
>> Is it possible to do this sort of thing with python? If so, could
>> someone recommend a website with instructions on bit operations?
> Yes. The operators in Python are the same as described by the
> challenge. Bitwise and is &, bitwise or is |, and bitwise xor is ^.
In C, chars *are* ints (of size 1). For Python, you need to convert the
bytes to ints with ord(), do the bit manipulations, and convert back to
bytes with chr(). Make a list of bytes and ''.join(them) at the end.
And/or, you might want to use the array module.
Terry J. Reedy
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