translating ascii to binary
steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au
Wed Sep 17 18:49:24 CEST 2008
On Wed, 17 Sep 2008 18:02:15 +0200, Canned wrote:
> I'm trying to write a class that can convert ascii to binary and vice
> versa. I write my class based on this function I've found on internet
> That works perfectly, but when I try to implement it in my own class it
> gives me alot of headache, also because I'm totally new to the language.
> It work only with one character at a time, and if I give a string it
> just give some weird result.
Your "ascii_to_bin" method tries to do too much in one method. You should
split the functionality into small, self-contained pieces, then combine
them. And frankly, once you got to the part where you started popping and
inserting, my brain melted. You are making an easy job too hard! *smiles*
Try this instead:
def __init__(self, string):
self.string = string
def bin(self, n):
"""Return the binary representation of a positive integer n."""
bindump = 
while n > 0:
bindump.append(str(n & 1))
n = n >> 1
def char_to_bin(self, c):
"""Return the binary representation of a character c."""
bits = self.bin(ord(c))
zeroes = "0" * (8-len(bits))
results = 
for c in self.string:
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