Got a Doubt ! Wanting for your Help ! Plz make it ASAP !

Roy Smith roy at
Fri Nov 22 14:56:21 CET 2013

In article <mailman.3038.1385125611.18130.python-list at>,
 Bharath Kummar <bathubharath94 at> wrote:
> Could you please help me with my current research ?  Am implementing the
> concept in python language.
> My doubts are :

[Note to readers of American/British English; Indian English uses 
"doubt" the same way we would use "question"]

> 1)  Is it possible to Retrieve the address of a variable in python ?

No.  One of the fundamental concepts of Python is that it completely 
hides the physical memory.  Sure, at some point, when you write

x = 42

it allocates some piece of memory and puts the integer 42 into it, but 
all those details are hidden from you (and are implementation specific).

> 3)  Is it easy to find the Binary equivalence of a given Alphanumeric
> String ?

I think what you're talking about is the ord() function.  Given a single 
character (i.e. a string of length 1), it returns the unicode value for 
that character.  Thus:

>>> ord('X')

You could iterate over the characters in a string to find that for each 

>>> [ord(c) for c in "My string"]
[77, 121, 32, 115, 116, 114, 105, 110, 103]

> 4)  Is it possible to count the number of 1's in the Binary equivalence ?

This is starting to sound like a homework problem, or possibly an 
interview question :-)

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