[erlang-questions] Reading fixed structures from file
Mon Mar 3 20:03:18 CET 2008
Thanks a lot for clarifying this!
On 3/3/08, Dave Smith <dizzyd@REDACTED> wrote:
> On Sat, Mar 1, 2008 at 2:37 PM, Gleb Peregud <gleber.p@REDACTED> wrote:
> > Thanks a lot.
> > imho my code is more readable :) But it's matter of taste.
> > Nevertheless, to avoid confusion, i'll ask explicitly:
> > Key:4/little-integer-unit:8
> > matches four integers each having 8 bits, right?
> No. You could read that line as:
> "Key" is a 4-unit little-endian integer, where each unit has 8 bits.
> You could also write:
> Key:16/little-integer:2 or Key:8/little-integer-unit:4 or .....
> Hope that helps.
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