Conversion from string to integer
Mark.Warburton at gmail.com
Wed Mar 22 20:04:56 CET 2006
You want something like this:
>>> a = '\x1dz'
>>> (ord(a)<<8) + ord(a)
Each of the two characters represents one byte of a 16-bit integer. It
doesn't matter if they are ascii or hex -- there are still exactly two
bytes in each of your strings.
The ord() function converts a character to its 8-bit ASCII code. The
<< operator shifts the first character 8 bits to the left. Note that
the byte order might need to be swapped, depending on the
implementation of your custom hardware. e.g. (ord(a)<<8) +
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