```On May 13, 12:45 pm, 7stud -- <bbxx789_0... / yahoo.com> wrote:
> Chris Hulan wrote:
> > On May 13, 9:57 am, Iaki Baz Castillo <i... / aliax.net> wrote:
> >> Great !
>
> >> --
> >> Iaki Baz Castillo
> >> <i... / aliax.net>
>
> > I think ' '[0].to_s.hex will produce the value and be a bit easier to
> > For example:
> >   x = " \tX"
> >   0.upto(x.size-1){|i| puts "x%02x"%x[i].to_s.hex}
>
> Besides being a candidate to win a code obfuscation competition, your
> code doesn't give the proper results.  For instance, if you start with
> the string "abc":
>
> x = "abc"
> 0.upto(x.size-1){|i| puts "x%02x"%x[i].to_s.hex}
>
> --output:--
> x97
> x98
> x99
>
> Those are the ascii values written with an x in front.  You don't
> convert decimal numbers to hex by merely writing an "x" in front of
> them.  The hex value x97 is equal to 9*16 + 7*1 = 151 in decimal, which
> is not the ascii code for an "a".  The ascii code for an "a" is 97.
>
> Your problems are a direct result of trying to cram all the code into
> one line as well as using 'x' as a variable name, a character in the
> string, a type specifier in the format string, and as the leading
> charcacter in the output!
>
> This works:
>
> str = " \tC"
>
> 0.upto(str.length - 1) do |i|
>   ascii_code = str[i]
>   hex_str = ascii_code.to_s(16)
>
>   if hex_str.length == 1
>     hex_str = "0x0#{hex_str}"
>   else
>     hex_str = "0x#{hex_str}"
>   end
>
>   puts hex_str
> end
>
> --output:--
> 0x20
> 0x09
> 0x43
>
> Or, you can use the cryptic format specifiers like this:
>
> str = " \tC"
>
> 0.upto(str.length - 1) do |i|
>   ascii_code = str[i]
>   dec_str = ascii_code.to_s
>
>   puts "%#04x" % dec_str
> end
>
> --output:--
> 0x20
> 0x09
> 0x43
>
> --
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Thanks 7, i totally misrad what hex does...thats what I get for
goofing off at work 9^)

cheers

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