struct.pack behavior

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Thu Jun 26 11:08:34 CEST 2008


On Jun 26, 12:38 pm, "Steven Clark" <steven.p.cl... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 7:03 PM, John Machin <sjmac... at lexicon.net> wrote:
> > On Jun 26, 9:00 am, "Steven Clark" <steven.p.cl... at gmail.com> wrote:
> >> Can anyone explain to me why
> >> struct.pack('HB',1,2) gives 3 bytes, whereas struct.pack('BH',1,2)
> >> gives 4 bytes?
>
> > Alignment -- read the manual.
> > --
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>
> If "the manual" is the help files for the struct module, I've read it
> several times over. I understand endianness; I don't understand
> alignment. Could anyone give a less cryptic / terse answer?

google("struct alignment")



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