structread

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Fri Oct 23 05:03:14 CEST 2009


In article <hbk4p5$uc$1 at lust.ihug.co.nz>,
Lawrence D'Oliveiro  <ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand> wrote:
>
>This routine is so useful, I wonder there's nothing like it in module
>struct, or anywhere else I'm aware of:
>
>    def structread(fromfile, decode_struct) :
>        """reads sufficient bytes from fromfile to be unpacked according to
>        decode_struct, and returns the unpacked results."""                
>        return struct.unpack(decode_struct, fromfile.read(struct.calcsize(decode_struct)))
>    #end structread

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