Re: Shortcut for .pack("p*").unpack("l").first?


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an extension then there’s probably an easier way to get at the
str2 = “hello”

Using string addresses

strcmp2.call(addr1, addr2) # 0
strcmp2.call(addr1, addr3) # -1

Now you lost me again: if you can use a string as well as a
pointer then why bother to use the pointer? Are there places
where you cannot do that?

Yes, pointers to pointers. Typically for unraveling data structures.

Just a thought: does it make sense to raise an exception or
print a warning if the string is not frozen? Otherwise the
address could point into limbo…

Hm, good point.

Dan

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