binary literal

Dave Angel davea at
Wed Jul 22 17:10:35 CEST 2009

superpollo wrote:
> <div class="moz-text-flowed" style="font-family: -moz-fixed">hello clp.
> i can insert a hex value for a character literal in a string:
> >>> stuff = "\x45"
> >>> print stuff
> E
> >>>
> can i do something like the above, but using a *binary* number? (e.g. 
> 00101101 instead of 45) ?
> bye
> </div>
There's no way to get a binary value directly into a literal, but you 
can convert one into a string value, as follows:

x = 0b00101101
print x
print chr(x)

output is:

Note that this is decimal 45, which is different than the hex 45 you 
used in your first example.

For doing multiple characters, I can't see anything better than:

lis = [0b00101101, 0b01000101, 0b01100001]
print lis
s= "".join(chr(x) for x in lis)
print s


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