chr / ord

Steven D'Aprano steve at
Tue Nov 3 06:24:54 CET 2009

On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 20:30:00 -0800, Sean McIlroy wrote:

> hello
> how do i say "chr" and "ord" in the new python? 

"chr" and "ord".

> the functions below (which work in 2.6.6) 

Can I borrow your time machine, there's some lottery numbers I want to 

There is no Python 2.6.6. The latest version of 2.6 is 2.6.4.

> show what i'm trying to do. thanks if you can help.
> def readbytes(filepath):
>     return [ord(x) for x in open(filepath,'rb').read()]
> def writebytes(numbers,filepath):
>     open(filepath,'wb').write(''.join([chr(x) for x in numbers]))

Have you tried them in "the new Python" (whatever that is...)? What do 
they do that isn't what you expect?


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