Convert variable directly into a string (no ASCII)

Stephen Hansen apt.shansen at
Sat May 2 20:24:15 CEST 2009

> I need to print variables out over serial, however I need them to not be
> in ASCII, ie if the variable is 5 then print 5 not "5".
> The function that writes to the serial port requires a string and I can
> send non-variables out with the string "/x05" for 5.
> Is this even possible?

Check out the struct module.

>>> a = 5
>>> struct.pack("b", a)

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