[REBOL] Re: retrieving values in binary files
From: greggirwin:mindspring at: 1-Oct-2002 10:27
<< I'm beginner in Rebol, and I'm trying to retrive values in binary files.
These files contain geographical coordinates, stores as doubles (4 or 8
I can easily retrieve integer values stored in big-endian or little-endian
format, but an don't know how to retrieve floating values stored as floats
or doubles in binary format (big-endian or little-endian).
Any one do know how thoses values are implmented ? >>
I've done integers as well, but not decimals. They're implemented as IEEE 64
bit doubles, but the few things I tried this morning didn't work for getting
them out of a file. I.e. to decimal! didn't like them.
Maybe submit feeback to RT on it. I don't think we want to be filtering bits
in REBOL to do it. :)