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using struct.pack

using struct.pack

using struct.pack

(OP)
Greeting,
I can't seem to get what I think should happen using struct with floating point format.  Say I want to pack 0.5:

CODE

>>> import struct
>>> struct.pack('f',.5)
'\x00\x00\x00?'
>>>

I would expect 4 bytes and the first one at least ought to be non-zero.  Is this a problem with struct or with me?
 

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Bob Rashkin

RE: using struct.pack

Hi

According to Perl's pack :

Quote (man perlfunc | pack):

f   A single-precision float in the native format.
I would say, floating point values textual aspect not needs to be human readable. Which means, I consider that correct.

If the problem is with the struct module, then an identical problem is in Perl too...

Feherke.
http://free.rootshell.be/~feherke/

RE: using struct.pack

(OP)
Maybe not human readable, but surely not all zeros, right?

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