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John W. Krahn
September 23, 2009 12:17
Re: decimal to binary?
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Bryan R Harris wrote:
> I need to convert a number like this:   -3205.0569059
> ... into an 8-byte double (big and little endian), e.g. 4f 3e 52 00 2a bc 93
> d3  (I just made up those 8 byte values).
> Is this easy in perl?  Are long and short ints easy as well?

$ perl -le'print unpack "H*", pack "d", -3205.0569059'

The programmer is fighting against the two most
destructive forces in the universe: entropy and
human stupidity.               -- Damian Conway

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