problem with logic in reading a binary file

John Machin sjmachin at lexicon.net
Sun Mar 30 09:31:57 CEST 2008


On Mar 30, 3:58 pm, hdante <hda... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mar 29, 3:44 pm, "Bryan.Fodn... at gmail.com"
>
> <Bryan.Fodn... at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
>
> > I am having trouble writing the code to read a binary string.  I would
> > like to extract the values for use in a calculation.
>
> > Any help would be great.
>
>  I'm too lazy to debug your binary string, but I suggest that you
> completely throw away the binary file and restart with a database or
> structured text. See, for example:
>
>  http://pyyaml.org/wiki/PyYAML
>
>  If you have some legacy binary file that you need to process, try
> creating a C program that freads the binary file and printfs a text
> equivalent.
>

... and that couldn't be done faster and better in Python??




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