[erlang-questions] number->bytes and bytes->number

Gary Jefferson garyjefferson123@REDACTED
Wed May 16 22:54:57 CEST 2007

Thanks, Matthias and Christian.  Now, how do I go back
(from list/binary to number)?  I'm such a noob.  Where
is a good resource on reading about datatypes in


--- Christian S <chsu79@REDACTED> wrote:

> The maximum unsigned integer you can store in 160
> bits (20 bytes) is 2^160-1.
> Try this in the shell:
> N = 2 bsl 160 - 1.
> <<N:160>>.

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