[Tutor] binary data as string?
alan.gauld at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Apr 16 14:09:50 EDT 2004
> > mask = 1
> > data = 42
> > for n in range(8):
> > print (data & mask) and 1 or 0,
> > mask = mask << 1
> > Will print out the bit pattern of 42...
Actually no, that'll drop the 1 off the end and
only print the first bit accurately.
However mine wasn't much better since it prints
the bits in reverse order!
Lets fix both errors:
mask = 128 # = 1000000
data = 42
for n in range(8):
print (data & mask) and 1 or 0,
mask = mask >> 1
Should do it properly...
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