On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, David B. wrote:
I would like to convert an input (like a file, or a password) into
binary format. After reading my Ruby in a nutshell book, I belive I can
use this method:
But do the binary representation will respect the big endian convention?
I can’t quite picture what you want the result to be. unpack will give
you an array. Did you want to do something with that?
I’ll add that pack and unpack have a bunch of endian-specific
arguments, and also there’s the BitStruct package by Joel VanderWerf
(http://redshift.sourceforge.net/bit-struct/ I think is where it still
lives) which might help you out.