Harsh lessons in binaryDecode

Alex Tweedly alex at tweedly.net
Sat May 27 13:34:15 EDT 2006

Jim Lyons wrote:

> On May 27, 2006, at 8:33 AM, Alex Tweedly wrote:
>> I decided to have a go at using binaryDecode (thanks to Jim Ault for 
>> suggesting this), because it would be a single statement and 
>> potentially faster (the real case has more variables and decoding to do)
>>  get binaryDecode("a4xa4xa12", lV, tVal1, tVal2, tVal3)
>> i.e. put 4 chars into the first variable, skip one char, 4 chars into 
>> next var, skip, 12 chars into next var.
> Alex,
> Sorry about the crash ;^)  but shouldn't that be "a4x1a4x1a12" ? (Note 
> the ones after the x's)

Nope. The docs say

> Parameters:
> The formatsList consists of one or more dataTypes, each followed 
> optionally by an amount. A dataType is one of the following single 
> letters:
Note - "...followed *optionally* by an amount..."

But thanks for the sympathy :-)

Alex Tweedly       http://www.tweedly.net

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