Reading hex to int from a binary string

Luc luc.traonmilin at
Thu Oct 8 22:46:14 CEST 2009

Hi all,

I read data from a binary stream, so I get hex values as characters
(in a string) with escaped x, like "\x05\x88", instead of 0x05.

I am looking for a clean way to add these two values and turn them
into an integer, knowing that calling int() with base 16 throws an
invalid literal exception.

Any help appreciated, thanks.

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