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Re: [opensuse] All you script writer's .......
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 28 Mar 2010 02:34:43 -0500
  • Message-id: <4BAF0693.8040008@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 03/27/2010 12:43 AM, Duaine Hechler wrote:
Here is functions in REXX:

C2X(), C2D(), D2C() and X2C() will be effected by the character set of
your computer
since they convert to or from characters. Note that if C2X() and C2D()
get their first
parameter as a binary or hexadecimal literal, the result will be
unaffected by the machine type.
Also note that the functions B2X(), X2B(), X2D() and D2X() are not
effected by the
character set, since they do not use character representation.

C2X = char to hex

C2D = char to decimal

plus in reverse

B2X = binary to hex

B2D = binary to decimal

plus in reverse

Are there any equals in any other language ?

If not - then here is why I - LOVE - REXX


From the command line, look at 'bc', 'ibase' and 'obase' which can
pretty much
do what you need. Also, there was a scriptable program (calc I believe) that
provided a swiss-army-knife of math functions and base conversions to the
command line. All are relatively fast.

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